Ramadan sharing fridges are back for 2018

The initiative feeds approximately 100 people a day

Ramadan

With Ramadan beginning in the next few weeks – with the current predicted date as Tuesday May 15 – the popular initiative that gives back to the community will start up once again.

The sharing fridges campaign gives people in need access to free food and drinks during the month.

Started in 2016, Ramadan fridges were first seen on Facebook raising awareness and getting people to stock fridges placed throughout the city.

Each is emptied and filled up to 20 times a day. And it takes several generous donors to fill a fridge, so they need all the help they can get.

The group has been a major success, and now has almost 28,000 members.

Last year more than 170 fridges across the city were set up, giving blue collar workers plenty to eat and drink during the summer.

Food needed for the fridges includes juices, soda, milk, laban and packaged foods. Fruits and vegetables are also among favourites – although cooked food will not be taken.

Manager Anne Mulcahy said 20 fridges are ready to be put out on day one of Ramadan this year, but she wants to make sure that they are always stocked up.

Want to know where you can fill up your local fridge? Check out the campaign’s Facebook page for more information.

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