Buddy system community fridge initiative
A community fridge is a refrigerator located in a public space that enables food to be shared amongst the community. Anyone can put food in and take food out! The aim is to reduce food waste and support people experiencing food insecurity by providing access to free, healthy food.
Photograph by Chris Ochoa
Photograph by Leo Varona
10 community Fridges across Miami!
As of March, 2021, Buddy System has launched 10 community fridges across Miami!
According to the United States Census Bureau, more than one in six South Florida households are currently struggling with food insecurity. Our community fridges allow community members, local restaurants, grocery stores and farms to donate healthy grocery items, helping to combat food waste, while other community members can take the food they need for free to help support their families.