Ryedale's first Community Fridge has opened.  

Located inside the Wesley Centre in Saville Street, Malton, the Ryedale Free Fridge is stocked with waste food donated by businesses which is available for local people to help themselves.

Rev. Tanya Short officially opened the Fridge, at noon on Sunday 9th December when soup, made from leftover vegetables, along with donated bread donated from a local bakery, was handed out.

Lindsay Wrightson, from Ryedale Free Fridge, said "When we talk about waste food, we mean the food that businesses are no longer able to sell, but is still perfectly safe to eat. This food would normally go into landfill but we now have the opportunity to redistribute the food freely to people who need it."

"If people are able to, they can donate on a 'pay as you feel basis' and any money raised will help with our ongoing costs of running the Fridge".

We are delighted that most of the food businesses in Malton have pledged donations to the Fridge and we would like to express our sincere gratitude to them".

The businesses are Bite, Leoni's, Costa Coffee, The Cross Keys, Yo Bakehouse, Florio's, The Mount Hotel, The Talbot Hotel, The Purple Carrot, Harrison's Bar & Grill, The Hidden Monkey, The Patisserie, Chapter One, The Royal Oak, Dales, The Chef's Choice, Malton Cookery School and Yorkshire Baker.

The Fridge will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. 

To find out more, donate or volunteer, phone 07931 202779, email [email protected] or message Ryedale Free Fridge