Ben Everitt MP, the MP for Milton Keynes North, visited the Old Bath House Community Centre in Wolverton to see their 'inspirational' work redistributing food waste to the local community.
The Food Connect is delivered by Hubbub and uses two e-cargo bikes and an e-van to share good food with the community, that would otherwise go to waste.
It supplies four Community Fridges in Milton Keynes with fresh, healthy food, which any member of the community can take home for free.
During the first national lockdown in March, Food Connect delivered more than 2,000 food parcels to vulnerable households and those who were self-isolating, diverted more than 21 tonnes of food from waste and saved over 1,700 food miles.
Ben commented: "The work the team do for the Community Fridges in MK is truly inspirational and all for such an incredible cause - it was brilliant to meet the people involved.
"We've seen during the pandemic how volunteers so often don't get the spotlight they deserve and their efforts are so important in terms of helping the environment and supporting the local community."
Ben was also shown an innoative idea to use neglected spaces such as roofs by covering them with plants and vegetation which would have benefits for the environment and people's homes.