Leicestershire Community Fridges

October 24, 2022

Have you heard of the Community Fridge?

A community fridge is a space that’s dedicated to redistributing surplus fresh food and stopping it from going to waste. The Community Fridge network has gone from strength to strength over the last four years. Within Leicestershire four Community Fridges are currently being managed by a team of Children and Family Wellbeing Service volunteers. These fridges are each based at County Council Children’s Centres / Family Hubs in Hinckley, Wigston Magna, Coalville and Loughborough.

These Community fridges are proud to work with some fantastic local partners who play a vital role in supporting this sharing of food: M&S, Coop, Aldi, Lidl, Milner’s Bakery, Greggs, Asda, Waitrose, Sainsburys and Greets Fruit and Veg to name a few. Each provides surplus food close to its best before or use by date. Tinned and dried food donations are also accepted from members of the public, just bring these along when the fridge is open. The fridges redistribute this food to anyone who can make use of it, for free. The first LCC-managed fridge opened in June 2021 and tonnes of food have been redistributed to date.

 The fridges are open to EVERYONE and its totally FREE – just bring a carrier bag


Leicestershire Community fridges

Find your nearest fridge on a map: https://www.hubbub.org.uk/the-community-fridge


Wigston Magna Children and Family Wellbeing Centre,

Long Street,

Wigston Magna LE18 2AH

Open: Monday 13:30 – 14:30

Wednesday & Thursday 13:30 – 14:30

Friday 10:45 – 11:45

Closed: Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday


Coalville Children and Family Wellbeing Centre,

3 High Street,


LE67 3EA

Monday – Friday 12:00 – 14:00

Closed: Saturday, Sunday


Hinckley and Bosworth Children and Family Wellbeing Centre,

Granville Street,


LE10 0PP

Open: Thursday & Friday 10:00 – 12:00

Closed: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday


Charnwood Community fridge

Shelthorpe Children and Family Wellbeing Centre,

Woodthorpe Road,



LE11 2NF

Open: Monday to Friday 10am till 12 noon

Closed: Saturday, Sunday