Funding for Pembroke Dock Community Fridge
Pembrokeshire FRAME were delighted earlier this year to receive £2,500 in funding from Pembroke Dock Town Council towards the costs of setting up a Community Fridge in their reuse store in The St Govan’s Shopping Centre on Dimond Street.
Pembrokeshire FRAME opened a Community Fridge at their Merlin’s Bridge site in 2018 following a successful funding application to WCVA Landfill Tax Communities Scheme. In just one year the community fridge attracted 13,000 visits to the site and saved a fantastic 30,000 tonnes of surplus food from reaching landfill sites. Community Fridges are available for anybody to visit and visitors can take food away for free. Pembrokeshire FRAME know that many visitors to the fridge visit to help to reduce food waste, but also that there are many visitors who come along because they struggle financially.
Now with support from Pembroke Dock Town Council and The Bluestone Foundation who have kindly pledged funding for a glass fronted fridge, FRAME will be planning to open a community fridge in Pembroke Dock in 2021.
We believe that a Community Fridge at Pembroke Dock could not be opened at a better time as now, as we predict that individuals and communities will need more help with food and community support than ever as the country faces recession and further disruptions due to Covid 19.
The team at Pembrokeshire FRAME would like to express its sincere thanks for the fantastic support that it has received from The Pembroke Dock Town Council and for the difference we know the funding and the opening of a community fridge will make to the local community in Pembroke Dock.