Community Fridge

Community Fridge

Community fridges can be a lifeline for the people they serve.

Hubbub estimate that in 2021, the Community Fridge Network redistributed around 3,150 tonnes of surplus food, that’s the equivalent of 7.5 million meals, and welcomed over 1 million visits from 250,000 visitors.

Our Community Fridge is launching in June 2022 at The Royal Oak, Ipswich, and will be available to anyone who wants to pick up some free food that’s been donated by businesses or individuals, or share items they have a surplus of.  From keen allotment holders with too many courgettes to business meeting that have too many sandwiches.  Not only will this help families or individuals struggling with the rising cost of living, but it will help reduce unnecessary food waste.

One-Pot Wonder

One-Pot Wonder

In June 2022 we will be launching our One Pot Wonder at The Royal Oak Community Café. Join us every Thursday as our chef Colton produces a delicious and nutritious One Pot Wonder which you can enjoy for just £2.50, which includes a drink. This will run along side our daily hot food offer.

We are running our One Pot Wonder project so that everyone has the opportunity to access a delicious, healthy warming meal in a welcoming and friendly environment.

Kids and Carers Club

Kids and Carers Club

Coming to The Royal Oak in May 2022, our Kids and Carers Club will provide a welcoming and supportive space where people can meet and chat to other parents, grandparents and carers of children.

The group will run 9.30-11.30 every Thursday, and then the children and their carers will be able to enjoy a delicious, home-cooked lunch in The Royal Oak Community Café.

This group is free to attend, and lunch is provided free of charge, but spaces must be pre-booked. Please email [email protected] to book.

The Royal Oak Community Café

The Royal Oak Community Café

Our community café launched in December 2021 and has proved to be a big hit with our customers. The main focus of the café is to make nutritious and delicious food accessible for everyone to enjoy, including those on a budget.

All the food we serve is prepared fresh on-site by our chef Colton and his team, and our café is a welcoming, supportive and safe space for everyone. So whether you are dining alone or as a group, pop in, meet the team and enjoy amazing, low-cost food in our friendly community café.

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