PDA Goes Green Community Fridge Pollokshields Development Agency

PDA Goes Green Community Fridge

Type of Organisation: Charity

Address: 4 Maxwell Rd (Opposite Super Asia/next door to Eglinton Dental) Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri - 10:30am to 2:30pm Thurs - 12pm to 4pm

Tel: 0141 429 4249

About

The Community Fridge is a space where people can share surplus food that would otherwise go to landfill. We want to reduce carbon emissions, promote awareness of wasteful behaviour and engender a sense of community. Although it helps people struggling financially, it is not a food bank, it is not means-tested - there is no need for referrals, there is no eligibility criteria. The Community Fridge is not charity - it is all about SHARING - it highlights personal responsibility and allows people to have dignified access to food. Anyone can share food at the Fridge: We welcome donations of labelled, unopened packaged foods within their use-by dates and raw fruit and vegetables. To avoid issues with hygiene we can't accept home cooked/prepared food, cooked rice, raw meat, fish, chicken or seafood, bean sprouts, milk and eggs. We also have a clothes swap rack and an in-situ sewing machine!

Skills and resources

Skills and resources I/we can share

Food sharing, Community engagement and capacity building, volunteering opportunities, ecology and countryside management skills (Alexandra)

Skills and resources I/we need

Food sharing; volunteers

Activities & Interests

Community Gardening
Market Gardening
Farming
Home Gardening
Community Meals
Foodbanks
Home Cooking
Retail
Commercial Production
Access to Land
Food Poverty
Food Sovereignty
Food Security
Environmental Issues
Support Service