top of page
How did the People's Fridge start?

The People's Fridge Brixton started life in May 2016 when...

  • a group of food traders and activists in Brixton were inspired by similar fridges in Germany, Spain, India and Somerset

  • a team of 30+ people ran a crowdfunding campaign raising over £2,200 to buy and run me

  • Jamie Oliver heard about us and invited me to be on the telly

  • The team did some work behind the scenes – insurance, a volunteer team, food safety and other exciting stuff – and are testing how I work in Pop Brixton



Who supports the Fridge?

The People's Fridge is only here because of the amazing support from 137 local crowdfunder backers, plus...

Lib Peck – Leader of Lambeth Council

Jamie Oliver – chef and TV personality

Annette Dhami – Impact Hub Brixton

Giuseppe Mascoli – founder of Franco Manca

Devon Thomas – Brixton Neighbourhood Forum

Michael Smith – Brixton BID

Alan Piper – Brixton Society

Sue Sheehan – Incredible Edible Lambeth

Stuart Horwood – Brixton Market Traders’ Federation

Tom Shakhli – Brixton Pound

Rachid Ghailane – Groupe Geraud

James Leay – Pop Brixton

bottom of page