Accessible communal fridge opens to these in want in Kelowna – Okanagan opens

The communal refrigerator helps with donation at a time for anyone who needs a little extra help getting food on the table.

“It’s a system you need, do what you can, in which we can support each other by helping people in need with no questions asked,” said Lauren St. Clair, Community Fridge volunteer.

The communal fridge is an accessible outdoor space. Everyone in need has access to food 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The aid project runs everything from produce, bread, frozen foods, vegetables and long-life foods.

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“Aside from hygiene items like menstrual products or toothbrushes, toothpaste, those kinds of things that people may not have or may not have a priority when trying to pay rent and support themselves,” said St. Clair.

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Since opening on April 24th, the refrigerator has been supported by volunteers and anyone with extra groceries that they would like to donate.

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“I live in the community, so it’s very important to me to give a little back,” says Kevin Jagt, volunteer.

“Food insecurity is a really big problem in Kelowna and I was hoping to help,” said Lexi Bentley, volunteer.

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The communal refrigerator is located in Kelowna Unitarians Church on Bertram Street. You can find more information about donations on their website.

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