Feed the Fridge Program Launches Second Location

A second Feed the Fridge location launched Monday at the Takoma Park Community Center.

The Feed the Fridge program aims to decrease food insecurity by providing free meals from high quality restaurants throughout the Washington, D.C. area, according to a press release. Medium Rare restaurant owner Mark Bucher first launched the program in Takoma Park in February, opening the program’s original location at the Takoma Park Recreation Center.

“Food is not just something you need to live, it’s a community-creating substance. You feel good about yourself, you feel better about the people you’re sharing the meal with,” Councilmember Will Jawando said in a recent press conference discussing the program.

Since launching, the program has installed 19 refrigerators across Maryland and the Washington, D.C. area.

Each refrigerator provided by the program is filled with 25 to 100 meals per day based on the number of donations received each week. Meals are delivered between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.

The program asks that individuals do not add meals to the refrigerator. Instead, community members, restaurant owners and chefs are encouraged to donate funds or meals to the program by contacting Feed the Fridge through their website’s messaging portal or donating through GoFundMe.

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