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Are you concerned about Food Waste?

Are you concerned about Food Waste? Do you want to know what you can do to help reduce it?

Earlier this year I watched an article on Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast about the setting up of a Community Fridge in Southend.  The idea is to divert food that would otherwise be binned by supermarkets, local businesses and allotments and to make it available to the public, for free, in a refrigerator, in a public place.  It turns out that I am not the only one with a passion for avoiding food wastage and so a team of us has liaised with local businesses to set up our own Community Fridge in Dorking.  To raise awareness and to launch the opening of the Fridge, we have put together the following event in conjunction with Transition Dorking:

On 16th September we will be hosting The Community Table, a pop-up community eating house (for one night only) in collaboration with Waitrose, and hosted in the Christian Centre, adjacent to St. Martin’s Church in Dorking.  The temporary installation will showcase a three course, vegetarian £15 set menu designed to combat food waste and to launch a new initiative called The Community Fridge.

The dishes on the menu at The Community Table will be crafted using food that would otherwise have been thrown away, along with ingredient donations from a select group of independent food suppliers who share our ‘waste not, want not’ philosophy.  September is the most fruitful season and our volunteer chefs vow to create a menu without compromise to taste and flavour whilst also ensuring that nothing will be wasted – from root to stalk.

Tickets are available here:


The evening will start at 7pm and is BYO (bring your own alcohol!)  There will be music, great company and a chance to see the Fridge in action.

The Fridge will be open for ‘business’ on the 5th and 7th September and then on weekdays from the 11th.  We would be delighted if you are able to share in our event and also welcome you to use the fridge!

The Fridge is a non-profit venture and we need volunteers.  Do you have time to volunteer running the fridge?   Contact us on Facebook: Dorking Community Fridge @dorkingcf

Together, we can reduce food waste!