Monday, May 24, 2021

Volunteer help wanted for the new Loisaida CommUnity Fridge and Pantry

The nonprofit L.E.S. CommUnity Concerns is helping launch a new community fridge at Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish on Avenue B at Ninth Street.

Here are more details:
We are a group of volunteers in the East Village getting ready to launch a Loisaida CommUnity Fridge and Pantry, a 24/7 Free Fridge and Pantry located outside of Trinity Lower East Side (SE corner of Avenue B and 9th Street).

The model is very similar to the East Village Neighbors' Fridge and Pantry located outside of S'Mac (12th Street and 1st Ave). It will be guided by the philosophy of "take what you need, leave what you can," with the goal of providing relief to community members experiencing food insecurity, reducing food waste from local restaurants/groceries, and supplementing the non-24/7 food pantries in the area.

We are aiming to begin offering the service to the community in the next couple of weeks, and need your help in making sure the fridge is a success. (There is no specific time commitment necessary to join the group.)
Find the volunteer form right here.

Trinity's Services and Food for the Homeless (SAFH) has served meals to those in need for more than 30 years. Last September, they launched College Food Pantry, which aims to help "address food insecurity among college students of all ages and backgrounds."  


Anonymous said...

The community fridge on Bleecker street is no longer there, it was a vegetarian/vegan fridge. Wonder what happened to it? Love the idea of a community helping out if they can.

Grieve said...

The fridge is back there as of April 30. It was gone for about 3 weeks. Not sure why.

Anonymous said...

Thank SAFH!