Food Waste Action Week 2023 is 6-12 March


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Have you ever wondered what to do with that spare food?

The South Brent Community Fridge is installed near the centre of the village to the side of the entrance to the Old School Community Centre (blue Louvre boiler room door). It is open 24hours a day.

Although it has been open and being well used since October, the Community Fridge was formally launched and declared open by Devon County Councillor, Dan Thomas with year 5 student, Martha, on Thursday 10 November 2022.




Surplus and end of line food is collected by volunteers from supermarkets and local businesses who would otherwise be disposing of it, and put in the community fridge for anyone to come and take what they wish.

If you have spare food yourself, if you are going on holiday or have extra vegetables in your allotment, you can also put it in the fridge to share. The guidelines of what food is safe to share are posted by the fridge, and the fridge will be checked daily by a dedicated team of volunteers.

NB. Due to food hygiene regulations, we can’t accept any meat or fish products.

It’s a win-win situation for the environment and the people of South Brent as we move into a winter when many ordinary people will be feeling the pinch. Please use it!!!

If you would like to volunteer to help the community fridge please contact


If you incur mileage expenses as a volunteer for the Community Fridge you can download a mileage reimbursement form HERE




You can hear Nick Cape, the project lead, talking about the Community Fridge in a Radio Devon interview on 19 October via this link: (listen from 1:38:10 to 1:43:06).




You can hear Susanne Archard and Rik Meek talking about the collaboration between The Old School Community Centre, South Brent & District Caring, SSB and other organisations such as The Art House to bring about the HUB, The winter Warm Space, the Community Fridge and other initiatives supporting the South Brent village community, on Radio Devon on 17 November. Click on this link to listen: (listen from 1:54:24 to 1:59:25))



You can raise funds for the Community Fridge by choosing it as your ‘Co-op local cause’ for 2022-23 – see: