Mayor Of Merton Launches Kitchen Cupboard Clear-Out Campaign

Working with The Community Fridge to reduce food waste

Merton Community Fridge Manager - Jude King, Mayor of Merton - Councillor Joan Henry, Sustainable Merton CEO - Diana Sterck
Merton Community Fridge Manager - Jude King, Mayor of Merton - Councillor Joan Henry, Sustainable Merton CEO - Diana Sterck

November 29, 2022

The Mayor of Merton, Joan Henry, has helped to launch an initiative which aims to help people in the borough struggling with the rising cost-of-living.

With temperatures going down and prices going up it is anticipated that there will be huge demand for support services in the borough this winter. The Community Fridge is asking local businesses, schools, social groups and residents to join the BIG Kitchen Cupboard Clear-out to help stop good food, and other useful items, from going to waste.

Taking part is easy: simply coordinate a collection of good quality but neglected kitchen and bathroom cupboard items, set a delivery date before 23 December (or arrange a collection) and Merton’s Community Fridge will redistribute donations to the local community.

Donations can be dropped off on Mondays (3.30 - 5pm) & Wednesdays (10am -12:00 and 3.30 - 5.30pm) at Morden Baptist Church, Crown Lane, Morden SM4 5BL.

To get involved fill out the form online or email

The Mayor launched the Kitchen Cupboard Clear-out saying, “Hunger is something no one should struggle with or be judged for, that’s why the Community Fridge in Merton is a safe place that offers support for all.”

Diana Sterck, of CEO Sustainable Merton added, “This is such a difficult time for people and we are thankful to all our community for going through their cupboards and donating items.”

Jude King, Merton Community Fridge Manager said, “We’re excited to see businesses and the local community pull together and cannot wait to start helping those in need by easing the stress of cost of living increases this winter”.

Merton’s Community Fridge, which is part of Hubbub’s nationwide Community Fridge Network was featured on Channel 5 News last Wednesday.

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