Come Join our Community
Have you ever wondered why our Community Fridge is so called?
It's because we want people not only to be able to access free, fresh food, but also to feel they are part of a community.
The dictionary definition of community is - the people living in one particular area, or people who are considered as a unit because of their common interests, social group, or nationality.
We hope that the people who visit our Community Fridge feel they are part of a community, all of whom are playing their part in combating climate change. We hope that as well as enjoying the food we give out, they are learning more about what we do and why we do it. More about the problem of food waste.
We want to have a community of like-minded people around us because that makes our job so much easier. We want to be able to chat and pass on information and tips, and for us all to share our stories so that we encourage and inspire each other to go on and do more.
Of course, much of this has to be done online at the moment, but that's just as valid.
Someone recently asked what they could do to help us and we suggested that they talk to their family and friends about the fridge and why they choose to come. By spreading the word, our goal - ultimately reversing global warming - stands much more chance of actually happening.
But we like to think that we don't just talk the talk, we walk the walk too.
So the Community Fridge has now been joined by the Community Wardrobe.
Fast fashion is right up there with food waste in the list of activities contributing to the present climate emergency so it's vital we all do what we can to avoid the - frankly ridiculous - amount of clothing that ends up in landfill..
We have written before about our Clothes Swap, a great way for us all to pass on things we no longer want (or which have mysteriously shrunk in the wash!!?). Well, our Clothes Swap has evolved and become the Community Wardrobe, and instead of being a monthly event, it is now permanently set up inside the Gate Church, Perth Road, Dundee. We will be open each Friday from 11 am - 4 pm and on the last Saturday of each month, again 11 am - 4 pm.
We are happy to collect your donations on Fridays (you can drop them off even if you are not coming in to browse the Wardrobe) so by all means empty out those wardrobes and drawers. But maybe think of replacing your donations with second-hand clothes rather than heading straight to the city centre stores.
Just like the food in the fridge, the important thing is that these clothes are not thrown away, but go to a new home, so everyone is welcome. Why not come along some time? We get a huge variety of clothes and some rather fabulous items. It's very rare for someone to come in and not find something 'new' to take away with them.