First Free Community Fridge Opens in Cincinnati For Those In Need

23 days ago
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All around the world you can find one kitchen project or another that is designed to help offer solutions to those in need of food options.

It might be providing a cheaper meal, or allowing customers to pay what they can and choose the price themselves. There are also options that offer free items altogether for someone who needs it. There are pizza places, like Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia, and other restaurants that allow customers to 'pay it forward' by donating $1 or $2 etc to offer a free slice or meal to the next person in need.

Rosa's has been able to donate 10-20 slices or more everyday to those in need.

It's an effective and attractive idea that has caught interest from people all over the world, from India to Ohio and everywhere in-between.

In Ohio, you can find the very first free community fridge that just recently opened in Cincinnati now, located in the Over-The-Rhine district. It will offer items that have been donated from local businesses, looking to offer a solution to those who need help meeting their food needs in the area.

The message for the pantry is simple, take what you need and leave what you can.

It is a message that has spread to many areas around the United States and elsewhere, with new community fridges popping up this year to address food insecurity that has been worsened by COVID-19. You can find these fridges already set up in places like Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, and D.C., among other places.

It has been estimated that right now 1 in 3 families in the U.S. don't have enough food.

There is a significant need that the government is unable to solve and that means that people need to get that help from willing community members and businesses etc. This year alone, food banks around the country have seen a dramatic rise in use from people who are now financially struggling. But thankfully they've also seen a rise in donations too from people who have and are able to give.

This year we've seen companies like Kraft, Kroger, and others, collectively make millions of dollars in donations to meet that food need that so many are suffering from. McCain has also pledged to help fight childhood hunger, looking to address the fight in eliminating that problem around the U.S, with help from others. If it weren't for their donations there would be millions more left suffering and in need.