Buffalo Community Fridge Project Helps Address Food Insecurity in the City of Buffalo


You should think twice before throwing out the fruits and vegetables, as you can take them to the Buffalo Community Refrigerator instead of throwing them in the trash.

“It’s a free fridge, full of free food on the streets of East Ferry and Welker. It’s open 24/7. It’s for the community, by the community. So anyone can drop off food and anyone can pick up food at any time, ”said Jessie Reardon, Founder of Buffalo Community Fridge. “This is an initiative aimed at strengthening community ties, eliminating food waste and tackling food insecurity in our region.”

The Buffalo Community Fridge project which started at the end of last year.

“It’s amazing. Seeing people come and take food is great, but also seeing people drop food,” Reardon said. “Some people don’t have much, but they still want to drop off. , which is amazing. It just shows how much our community wants to help. ”

There are two other locations, one on Herkimer Street to the west and the other opposite the Buffalo Collegiate Charter School on 45 Jewett Avenue, near the Tri-Main building.

Reardon asks people to help with the community refrigerator and donate both fresh canned food and toiletries. They will also be hosting a Memorial Day giveaway from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Memorial Day.

To start a community refrigerator in your neighborhood, the Buffalo Community Refrigerator will help you do so, visit https://www.facebook.com/buffalocommunityfridge/


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