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Who can take food?

Anyone! People's Fridge Brixton is a judgment free zone – no need to show ID cards or proof of hunger.


Who can leave food?

People and businesses. But only certified food businesses can leave cooked food on the Fridge shelves.

When is the Fridge open?

Monday-Thursday 9-7

Friday-Sunday 9-5

What food can I donate? 


Food accepted: ​

  • Packaged food within 'use-by' date

  • Unpackaged fruit and veg that is still good to eat

  • Food past its 'best before' date that is still good to eat

  • Cooked food from registered food businesses*

Food NOT accepted

  • Raw meat, raw seafood and raw eggs

  • Opened milk or other packaged food

  • Half eaten food

  • Any food previously frozen

  • Any cooked food not from a registered food business*

  • Alcohol 

How do I donate food? ​

  1. Read the guidelines above on what food the Fridge accepts

  2. Bring food along to the Fridge during opening hours

  3. Log your donations in the bright yellow folder  


How do I know the food is safe to eat?
We check the food, monitor the temperature and clean the Fridge every morning and every evening. 

How do I support further?

How often do I have to donate?

Whenever you like! As a one-off or on a regular basis. To become an official Fridge Champion – a food business donating regularly and benefitting from press and promotion – see the Partner page

*What do you mean by registered food business?

Registered food businesses are those who are registered with their local council and have the necessary hygiene policies in place.

How do I start a community fridge? 

Lot's of people have got in touch recently to tell us they'd like to start a fridge in their area so we've created a handy step-by-step guide which you can download here.

How does it work?

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