MP for Somerton and Frome, Sarah Dyke visited Frome Community Fridge to discuss plans to open two new outlets in the town.

The Liberal Democrat spoke with coordinator Terri Pitts about expanding the successful initiative.

It was established in 2016 by Frome Town Council and Edventure Frome.

The Fridge, which is open to everyone regardless of income or need, serves the valuable purpose of reducing food waste.

It is estimated by a 2019 report to avert waste of around 90,000 food items annually.

Ms Pitts, a BBC Radio Somerset Make A Difference Award recipient, plans to introduce two new outlets in the town.

These include a ‘grab & go’ breakfast fridge at Frome College, managed by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme volunteers.

A crowdfunder was set up by Edventure to ensure the community fridge remains free, accessible, and open to everyone.

Ms Dyke said: "The Community Fridge is a fantastic scheme and Frome Town Council and Edventure should be very proud of having led the way and inspired communities across the UK to help reduce food waste.

"Food brings people together and it’s great to see such enthusiasm for Frome Community Fridge from both volunteers and users.

"I’m passionate about climate-friendly initiatives and the fact that Terri and her team have been able to save eight Wembley stadiums’ worth of surplus food since the project started, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions, is an inspiration to us all".