MP visits community fridge

An innovative way to cut back food waste and boost sustainability was unveiled in Aberporth on Friday (September 24)  with the launch of the village community fridge.

The fridge - which is supported by Cynnal y Cardi and the Co-op  - will be open to everyone in the local community. It is part of the Aberporth Village Hall Committee's inspirational Heart of the Community project which aims to rebuild the local village hall and roll out several community centred schemes.

MP Ben Lake officially opened the fridge and was shown other projects held at Canolfan Dyffryn including Dillad Dwywaith a recycled clothes rail, the start of a community garden funded by Keep Wales Tidy and a digi club supported by the Good Things Foundation.

Newly appointed fridge co-ordinator, Nic King said:  "The fridge is all about sustainability and reducing food waste. We are only the second community fridge in the county and we are thrilled that we are finally opening our doors. We'll be advertising what we have in the fridge via our Facebook page - keep an eye on what tasty offers we have and help stop food waste!"

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

The community fridge is also appealing for volunteers to help run the fridge and collect food. Anyone interested can contact Nic at

The Heart of the Community also needs volunteers for the digi club, garden and Dillad Dwywaith. A volunteers open day will be held at Canolfan Dyffryn on Saturday, 2nd of October between 10am and 12pm.