‘No one should go hungry’: street fridges of free food help Americans survive Covid pandemic | The Guardian

A team of ‘fridge-keepers’ coordinates donations, keep the fridge safe and sometimes even donate food or money from their own pocketsIn May, two months after Marianne Pita recovered from Covid-19, she heard about a fridge set up on a street corner not far from her house in the Bronx. Neighbors and local businesses could donate food – homemade, store-bought, or leftover from a day’s sales – and anyone who needed food could take some. The fridge helps feed people in the middle of a pandemic and mass unemployment – in a year where as many as 54m Americans could need food aid. Continue reading…

A team of ‘fridge-keepers’ coordinates donations, keep the fridge safe and sometimes even donate food or money from their own pockets

In May, two months after Marianne Pita recovered from Covid-19, she heard about a fridge set up on a street corner not far from her house in the Bronx. Neighbors and local businesses could donate food – homemade, store-bought, or leftover from a day’s sales – and anyone who needed food could take some.

The fridge helps feed people in the middle of a pandemic and mass unemployment – in a year where as many as 54m Americans could need food aid.

Continue reading…


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