Local Initiatives

Here are some ways in people in Milton Keynes are cutting waste, sharing resources, reducing food miles, making food available and giving better access to fruit and vegetables.

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Community Fridges

Need food … come and get some; produce about to go to waste .., donate it.

THREE TONS of food a week is saved from being wasted and distributed through Milton Keynes’s network of 6 community fridges in Wolverton, Conniburrow, Great Linford, Netherfield, Woughton and Daisychain Children’s Centre. See here for information on where the fridges are, when they are open and how to use them.

Now the initiative is trialling a zero emissions service (with e-bikes and an e-cargo van) called Food Connect to distribute food between its fridges. (See here).

New Community Larder in Fenny Stratford

Water Eaton Community Larder is a membership programme where anyone can buy their shopping for a little as £3.50 per week and help reduce perfectly good food going to waste. All items at the Water Eaton Community Larder would have been sent to landfill despite being delicious and having several months or even years left until their expiration dates.

An individual membership provides up to 10 items of non-perishables (pasta, tins etc) per week plus free fruit and vegetables.

Further information on opening times and venue here

My Refill Market – Stony Stratford

Interested in zero waste? Want organic and/or local products? Try this little shop in Stony Stratford.

Molly’s Pantry – home deliveries of local veg

Milton Keynes vegetable box delivery with locally sourced produce. Other local products available or visit the shop itself. Details here.

Daily Bread Cooperative

This Northampton based cooperative has just celebrated its 40th year. Buy ethically sourced vegetarian and vegan groceries, toiletries, household cleaning supplies online. The cooperative delivers free to the Christian Centre in The Square, Wolverton.