FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THE BEST ITEMS TO CONTRIBUTE?
We serve a diverse community, don't over think your donation! Items we notice move quickly are milks, frozen meals, pre-cooked frozen meats, eggs, grab and go subs and or lunches from our partners.
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY FRIDGE?
A community fridge is a sharing mechanism aiming to reduce food insecurities and building a stronger community. It is equal access to healthy food through a public refrigerator.
WHY DONT YOU ACCEPT HOME COOKED MEALS, DELI MEAT, GLASS JAR ITEMS OR RAW MEATS?
Please donate only fresh produce, pantry items and frozen food. We cannot receive home cooked meals, deli meat (unless manufacturer packaged and sealed), glass jar items or raw meats as they are a safety hazard and are a liability issues in a shared community space.
-Please only have one person at a time using the fridge
-Maintain 6 feet between yourself and other fridge users
-Use the hand sanitizer prior to using the fridge
-Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
-If you don't feel well, please stay home. If you need to donate or need food please let us know and we will arrange for someone to drop it off.
-Volunteers will be there twice a day to organize and clean the fridge
-Stay safe everyone
WHAT IS MUTUAL AID?
-Mutual Aid is not charity
-Mutual Aid is a form of solidarity-based support, in which communities untie against a common struggle, rather than leaving individuals to fend for themselves
-Is not a charity! A charity often features a one-way relationship between an organization and recipients, and often responds to effects of inequality but not its causes.
- Community Fridges are mutual aid - Everyone's role in the fridge is crucial and equally important. Community fridges belong to the community.
WHAT IS MUTUAL AID? -Continued
-We are not serving the less fortunate. Individuals are under resourced because of the lack of government action. Mutual aid is an opportunity to equally redistribute these resources because that is our job as humans.
-Please be mindful of the language we use associated with this mutual aid initiative.
The Bridge Fridge thrives on community collaboration. We are always looking for partners in the community to volunteer, donate and create programs that get the local community involved with the needs of the community they are a part of and they support.