BOSTON (CBS) — Take what you want; leave what you can. That’s the motto of a new community fridge that officially turned on this weekend in Jamaica Plain.
It’s inspired by a similar project in New York City. Organizers say they want to help feed people and keep immune systems healthy throughout the pandemic.READ MORE: Buzzy Cohen On Guest Hosting 'Jeopardy!' Tournament Of Champions: 'I Had To Think About The Game In A Totally Different Way'
The fridge at 366 Centre Street is being powered by D’Friends Barbershop. Other local businesses have also come through with donations to help keep the fridge stocked.
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In JP Fridge News today…. @desiregrams is painting the fridge 😍 it’s looking gorgeous!! We have plenty of fresh veggie donations , bread , water bottles, premade salads, and some frozen meals!!! Spread the word :) finally, @josielgonz spoke about the fridge for CBSN !!
“Right now we’ve got a lot of vegetables, a lot of bread, a lot of fruits, we’ve got waters in there. We’re just hoping that it can become a trend in the city,” organizer Josiel Gonzalez said. “You can tell the community wants to rally together. We’re hoping this is an opportunity for everyone to get involved.”MORE NEWS: 'People Want To See More,' Artist Turns Utility Box On Busy Bedford Street Into Art
There are plans to have another fridge up and running in Dorchester this week. Organizers hope to keep the fridges up through Thanksgiving. They are looking to identify indoor locations for when the weather gets colder.