Darwin's Community Fridge is now on Twitter, allowing members to view regular updates of the food available.
Launched in 2021, the scheme allows the kitchens to make portions of food left over after each meal in the servery available for free to students. It reduces the amount of food wasted and thrown away by the kitchens, as well as allowing students to make financial savings by claiming the occasional free meal. The initiative received a Community Action award in the Cambridge Green Impact Awards 2020-21.
Food is retained for a maximum of 30 hours, though as Catering Manager Ivan Higney reveals, "it all goes, every day!"
It can be collected from the fridge in the Study Centre, and reheated in the microwaves in student kitchens or the Dining Hall. Students are reminded to ensure reheated food is piping hot before eating, and to please return the containers to the kitchens to avoid plastic waste!