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Andy Burnham and Oldham council leader back community fridge fighting food insecurity in Greater Manchester

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A community fridge aiming to help Greater Manchester families during the cost of living crisis has opened in Oldham, gaining the support of Andy Burnham and Oldham Council Leader, Amanda Chadderton.

The pilot scheme is a partnership between Co-op and environmental charity Hubbub, aiming to help fight food insecurity as more and more people struggle to put food on the table in the wake of rising energy costs and inflation.

On Wednesday 1 March, Amanda, alongside the Mayor of Greater Manchester unveiled the community fridge at Greenacres Community Centre. READ MORE: Morrisons shoppers can get two full breakfasts for £10 in money-saving deal A community fridge is a space that brings people together to eat, connect, learn new skills and reduce food waste, where local people can share food, including surplus from supermarkets, local food businesses, producers, households and gardens.

The fridge will be run by local groups with the main purpose of saving fresh food from going to waste - something that is now more important than ever with the current high costs of living.

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