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The Deli Group has launched a Community Fridge in Newton-Le-Willows in an effort to tackle the issue of food waste. The project, which is supported by environmental charity Hubbub UK, is the first of its kind in the area and is located inside the Newton Deli.
The company is calling for local food businesses and allotment holders in the area to donate surplus food that would otherwise be wasted. The fridge will be open every day within the deli’s normal opening times.
Marc Faulkner, director of The Deli Group said, “We were absolutely overwhelmed by level of community support for our recent ‘Nobody Should Be Hungry’ Christmas campaign, which helped to provide hot Christmas Dinners and gifts for in excess of 100 local families who may otherwise have been hungry and without something to unwrap on Christmas morning. It was heartbreaking, however, as we came to realise the level of suffering and the number of people within our own community who are struggling to keep food on the table and facing the choice between eating and heating. In a modern day, civilised society this simply shouldn’t be the case, and we’ve made a steadfast commitment that nobody should go hungry in our town. Launching our community fridge within Newton Deli is the first step toward making this pledge a reality, whilst also providing an outlet for our own surplus food. No Questions. No Judgement. Nobody Should Be Hungry.”