DENVER (CBS4) – Food insecurity was only exacerbated by the coronavirus for many people and families in Denver. The first community refrigerator aims to elevate that problem.
Organizers set it up outside of the Mutiny Information Cafe on South Broadway. It was designed and painted by local artists.READ MORE: Colorado Eviction Defense Program Pushing For Better Protection For Tenants
Sandra Belat, the founder, says the fridge is stocked by the community and free of charge for anyone who needs it.READ MORE: Flood Damage Assessment In Larimer County Begins Saturday Morning As More Rain Moves In
“They just walk up, open the door, and there’s food for them. So people from the community get to take care of one another by either preparing meals or bringing fresh produce for people to cook their own meals,” said Belat.MORE NEWS: Meow Wolf Denver Wants Us To Remember Aug. 3 As Weird Billboards Pop Up
The goal is to place more refrigerators in the Sunnyside and Five Points neighborhoods next week.