Willaston Community Fridge Sign
Willaston Community Fridge Sign

A ‘community fridge’ has been opened in Willaston, Douglas, Isle of Man, as part of a joint community effort between the Manx Cooperative Society, the Living Hope Church, and the UK Charity, Hubbub. The community fridge is now routinely open to the public in St Joseph’s Church, Fenella Court, with special events being held from time to time. You can donate food to the community fridge now.

What is a community fridge?

Hubbub describes a community fridge:

A Community Fridge is a space that brings people together to eat, connect, learn new skills and reduce food waste. It is a site where local people can share food, this includes surplus from supermarkets, local food businesses, producers, households and gardens. Fridges are run by community groups in shared spaces such as schools, community centres and shops, their main purpose is saving fresh food from going to waste.

Community Fridges

Where is it located?

What is there?

A community fridge seeks to reduce food waste – and provide help to neighbours – by being a place to donate unwanted food. Individuals and businesses can donate food at any time by dropping off food that you are unlikely to eat at home.

When can I visit?

The fridge is routinely open during the day, with additional special events held on Thursdays from 12pm to 3pm. Further events are likely to be announced in due course

Who can I contact?

You can contact the Community Fridge on Facebook or email or phone or WhatsApp.

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.