Visit the Community Fridge

Are you struggling with the increased cost of living? Do you need a little help with your weekly shopping? Our Community Fridge can help you.

You must REGISTER to use this service. If we are at full capacity, we operate a waiting list system.

For more information or to enquire about the Community Fridge waiting list, please contact: [email protected]

Date and time: Every Thursday (10am-12pm)

Location: First floor, The Welcoming, 20/1 Westfield Avenue, Edinburgh, EH11 2TT

What is a Community Fridge?

A community fridge is a fridge located in a public, accessible space filled with donated food, freely available to anyone who is struggling with the increased of living. 

The surplus food in our fridge is provided by Fareshare, our Community Garden, and local supermarkets.  

Did you know 1/3 of the world’s food is wasted, 60% of which is suitable for edible consumption?

A community fridge helps provide extra food to the community, reduces food waste but also enhances a community’s culture of sharing food, recipes and support.

Community Fridge Network

We are delighted to be part of The Community Fridge Network, which helps to divert good food from landfills across the UK.

The Welcoming community fridge and garden are a legacy of the Welcoming a Greener Future project, which won the Ashden Award for Green Community 2021. The Welcoming engaged over 2.500 New Scots in climate action through this project.