Food waste is becoming an important topic for people across the country and around the world. Millions of tonnes of edible food goes to waste every year. Of the surplus from food retailers and manufacturers in the UK, it is estimated that 260,000 tonnes is suitable for redistribution. The Government has recently set a target of eliminating food waste going to landfill by 2030.

Can we, along the North Yorkshire coast, complete 'A Food Circle' and bring down food waste and tackle food poverty by passing on any unsaleable but safely edible food stuffs? Can we do this? Can we be food champions?

We believe we can!

Following the successful launch of the Ryedale Free Fridge in Malton, we want to develop a network of community fridges along the North Yorkshire Coast and Ryedale - this would certainly put us on the map as a concerned community, addressing food poverty by supporting those who need food through the re-distribution of waste food.

Can you help us to get these worthwhile fridge projects up and running?

To find more about a fridge project in your area and how you can get involved, please join us at one of our meetings:

Scarborough: Friday 8th March at The Street 10am

Whitby:         Tuesday 19th March at Green Lane Centre 10.30am

Hunmanby:   Monday 25th March at The Spring Cafe 10.30am

Filey:             Monday 1st April at the Co-op Community Room 2pm