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Community fridge idea floated for Armley

By Susan Denton

Volunteer workers in Leeds 12 are hoping to open a community fridge to support people during the cost-of-living crisis.

Victoria Kortekaas, who is spearheading this idea, told West Leeds Dispatch that she first saw the project in action in Canada.

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Most food banks are unable to accept donations of refrigerated food stuffs because they do not have adequate space or suitable refrigeration equipment to maintain optimum quality of donated stock. As a result much-needed refrigerated food is often destroyed. 

Victoria, who is the Area Based Community Development (ABCD) Co-ordinator in Armley, is keen to connect local people and groups to create an asset like a community fridge.

This project needs volunteers to run it. Local premises need to be found and companies contacted and encouraged to donate surplus refrigerated food stuffs to a community fridge project.

If you would like to know more about volunteering or making donations, contact victoria.kortekaas@newwortlycc.org.

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