As we have always said in our blog, the little things can make a big difference. In many places around the world, especially those affected by recent tragic events, this is proven in the way that people are coming together to support each other. One great example is the setting up of community fridges in villages, towns and cities to help those in need.
It’s a social space that brings people together to eat, connect, learn new skills and reduce food waste”
Quote from Hubbub.org
Community fridges are fridges in public spaces, where you can drop off unwanted fresh produce or donate other foods that are then free to anyone who needs them. Their goal is to reduce food waste, improve access to healthy food, and also build connection and community.
Take what you need, leave what you can”
Buffalo Community Fridge
The community fridge projects first began a few years ago as grass roots endeavors to address food insecurity, but came into their own during the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, as fuel and food prices rise dramatically, and as refugees from Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria, Central America and elsewhere try to make new lives in new lands, and food insecurity continues to rise, they are needed more than ever.
support a local community fridge
Here in Buffalo, our ‘city of good neighbors’, community fridges are a lifeline. If you would like to support a local community fridge by donating or volunteering in your area, the organisations below offer more information:
Keep safe and well, and we look forward to seeing you next time,
Sam and Claire
Many thanks to James Bass Photography and Norfolk Recycles for the image of the Dussindale Community Fridge, which is located inside the Dussindale Centre in Thorpe St Andrew, UK.