A COMMUNITY fridge was unveiled in Salisbury this week, giving the public a place to donate and pick up food for free.

The fridge in St Michael's Community Centre, Bemerton Heath, was opened on Tuesday (April 16), officially by Mayor of Salisbury, Mike Osment.

The public will be able to donate a variety of produce and meals to the fridge, which allows others to then help themselves.

Manager at the centre, Ineta Zeile, said: "We're not just a community centre, projects like this have had an incredible impact. It's really nice [at the centre] we can help more people in need, around 19,000 families.

"Our main aim is to combat food waste and become part of the National Community Fridge Network."

The initiative is working with various volunteers and organisations in the area, including local supermarkets, Bemerton Heath Residents Association, Wiltshire Community Foundation and more.

"We are a hub for the community, and if anyone has any entrepreneurial ideas they should come to us," Ineta added.

People can access the fridge during the cafe's opening hours, ran by volunteers, between 11am and 2pm Monday to Friday.