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Antrim and Newtownabbey Community Fridge Network

Connecting Community Fridges in our Borough.

What is a Community Fridge?

What is a Community Fridge?

A Community Fridge or Larder is a shared, non-judgemental space that combines the efforts of local people and businesses towards reducing food waste, which has positive effects on the climate, and easing food poverty which is experienced by more people now than ever before.

Community Fridges are not means-tested, anyone can access these spaces and contribute towards the positive impacts they make on the local area.

How does a Community Fridge work?

Your local Community Fridge redistributes food that would otherwise be wasted to anyone who wishes to benefit from it. Most fridges are run by volunteers and will open on certain days to share safe food items that have been collected from shops, from local allotments and through redistribution organisations. To find your nearest Community Fridge or Larder, check out our map!

Launching the Antrim & Newtownabbey Community Fridge Network

Launching the Antrim & Newtownabbey Community Fridge Network

The Network was established in December 2023 through a partnership between Community Planning and Health & Well-Being to support Community Fridges operating across Antrim & Newtownabbey. The aim of the Network is to build connections between our member organisations and to share beneficial information like funding opportunities and best practices.

If your organisation would like more information or support to open a Community Fridge in your area, please contact:

Community Planning T. 028 9034 0100 E. cpbs@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk


Environmental Health T. 028 9034 0160 E. envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk


Launch of the Community Fridge Network