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Expanding Possibilities: Welcome to the New Chest Freezer at New Ethos House

Expanding Possibilities: Welcome to the New Chest Freezer at New Ethos House

Exciting news! At New Ethos Nottingham Housing, we are thrilled to announce the long-awaited arrival of our new chest freezer at New Ethos House. After almost two years of anticipation, we have finally expanded our storage capacity to accommodate the growing surplus food donations we receive. In this blog post, we want to share this milestone with our social media followers, mailing list subscribers, and service users. Join us as we delve into the significance of the new chest freezer, the impact it has on our food donations, and how it enhances our mission of providing support and nourishment to those in need.

1. The Need for Additional Freezer Space:

For quite some time, we have faced a constant challenge: limited freezer space to store the surplus food donations we receive. With only two large fridge freezers, it was difficult to accommodate the growing quantity of frozen donations, especially items like chicken, bread, and other perishable goods.

2. Introducing the New Chest Freezer:

Thanks to the generous support of our donors and partners, we were able to acquire a brand new chest freezer for New Ethos House. This addition significantly increases our storage capacity and allows us to collect and store a greater variety and quantity of surplus food donations.

3. Partnership with Nando's "No Chuckin Chicken" Foundation:

We are proud to be a recipient of frozen chicken from Nando's as part of their "No Chuckin Chicken" Foundation. This initiative aims to reduce food waste by donating surplus chicken to organizations like ours. With the new chest freezer, we can now maximize the amount of chicken we receive and ensure it is stored safely for future use.


4. Variety from Kentucky Fried Chicken:

In addition to Nando's donations, we also receive frozen products from Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). These items provide a diverse range of options for our residents, offering them the opportunity to enjoy familiar and comforting meals. The new chest freezer allows us to store these frozen KFC products effectively.

5. Bread Donations from Aldi and Lidl:

Aldi and Lidl have been generous in donating bread to our organization regularly. However, due to limited freezer space, we faced challenges in storing a significant portion of these donations for an extended period. The arrival of the chest freezer now enables us to preserve the donated bread for longer, reducing food waste and ensuring a constant supply for our residents.

6. Impact on Food Collection and Storage:

With the new chest freezer, we have expanded our capabilities to collect surplus food donations four days a week—Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. This increased frequency allows us to rescue and store more perishable food items, minimizing waste and maximizing the support we provide to our residents.

7. Enhancing Our Mission:

The acquisition of the chest freezer aligns with our mission of ensuring no one goes hungry while promoting sustainability. It empowers us to rescue and store a wider variety of surplus food donations, enabling us to meet the nutritional needs of our residents more effectively.

8. A Grateful Community:

We want to express our sincere gratitude to our supporters, partners, and donors who made this new chest freezer possible. Their generosity and commitment to our cause enable us to continue making a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.

The arrival of the new chest freezer at New Ethos House marks an important milestone in our journey of supporting individuals and reducing food waste. With this addition, we can now collect and store more surplus food donations, including frozen chicken, bread, and other perishable goods. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all who contributed to this achievement. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of our residents and the broader community.

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