A Community Fridge is a space that shares food and connects people.

There are five in Eastbourne, and we visited the one at Seaside.

The Seaside Community Fri9dge and Shop is at 125 Seaside, and it plays a key role in bringing the community together.

One of its main offerings is the Community Fridge – where people can come in and have 10 items, for a suggested donation of £2.

More than 200 people visit the shop each week, which opens Tuesday noon until 3pm, plus Wednesday and Thursday, both days 11am until 3pm.

Susan Morris is one of the Trustees: “It’s a Community Centre where we welcome everyone to pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

“But central to what we do is the Community Fridge – which has become to important to many of your people who come in.

“We are in a cost of living crisis so offering ten items for £2 is really attractive to many. 

“We offer so many items – eggs, chicken, vegetables, fruit, rice, yoghurts, pasta, bread and so much more.”

Susan and the team collect from Tesco, Sainsbury, Aldi, KFC and Waitrose. The primary aim is to save food from going to waste.

People of all ages pop in, with the oldest customer 84.

It’s also a Charity Shop, and it’s a place where you can buy items such as toiletries and cleaning products cheap.

You can also borrow items such as a pressure washer, vacuum cleaner or wheelchair.

There are also After Schools clubs on a Tuesday.

Susan said: “We are a charity and we can offer so much to the local community. The Fridge has been running here for three years.

“Please come and see us and say hello. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome.”