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ABERPORTH COMMUNITY FRIDGE - HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

As part of the overarching Heart of the Community project plans to replace the ageing Aberporth Village Hall with a modern energy efficient new building, the Aberporth Community Fridge pilot project will support the installation of a community fridge and the employment of a part-time coordinator.

This pilot project will not only provide evidence of the long term efficacy of the Community fridge but will also support a range of people and help to tackle rural poverty and isolation.

The fridge will initially be run by a part-time co-ordinator helped by a taskforce of volunteers, who shall be responsible for the hygiene, stocking and managing of the fridge. Produce will be collected (by volunteers) from Tesco (and any other local food share supermarket) plus local businesses and the community including surplus garden produce.

To begin with the fridge shall be situated in Canolfan Dyffryn, a community building owned by Aberporth Village Hall. This will be for a temporary period while construction work is carried out on the existing village hall.

The community fridge will enable the development of other activities such as a regular luncheon club for older people plus pop up community suppers and cooking classes. It will also help disadvantaged families access good, healthy food and cut down on food waste.