Hinckley community fridge ‘desperate’ for volunteers

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 13 September 2020

HINCKLEY’s Community Fridge are looking for volunteers starting tomorrow on Monday 14 September.

Hinckley town signage (Mason Moore for Hinckley Free Press)

The Community Fridge, which reopens tomorrow morning, prevents food waste in the town by redistributing good quality food, thanks to their generous food donors.

Carolyn Newman, Development and Volunteering Advisor at VAL, said: “The Community Fridge in Hinckley is desperate for volunteers starting back up from Monday 14 September.”

Volunteering requirements

Those interested in working with the Community Fridge will need references and need to be willing to take a DBS check. Age restrictions will apply, and they accept offenders and ex-offenders.

A driving licence and vehicle are not essential but are required if the volunteer is helping to collect the food supplies.

Volunteers are needed weekdays from Monday to Friday mornings and afternoons. The fridge is open from 9am until 5pm.

Hinckley’s Community Fridge is located on Granville Road in the Family and Wellbeing Centre.

Supporting the Fridge

You can support Hinckley’s community fridge in a few ways, such as: Looking for local businesses who’ll help donate, collect from food donors, clean the fridge and correctly monitor and place stock, and promote the local fridge on social media.

To sign up to help volunteer, visit www.volunteerleicestershire.org.uk/opportunity/community-fridge-volunteer.

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