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 facing hardships by providing access to healthy, nutritious food.

Photograph by Chris Ochoa

Photograph by Leo Varona

We Launched our first community fridge in August 2020

According to the United States Census Bureau, more than one in six South Florida households are currently struggling with food insecurity. We aim to place these refrigerators in food deserts that will allow community members, local restaurants, 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. Our first two Buddy System Fridges are located in Overtown and Richmond Heights. We will establish a fleet of community fridges in food deserts across Miami-Dade County.

Our Goal

20 community fridges up and running by 2021

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Our FrIDGES

Community Fridge #1 

Overtown

Harba Food Store

1003 NW 3rd Ave

Miami, FL 33136

Hours: 24/7

Artist: Natalie Galindo

Community Fridge #2

Richmond Heights

Williams Grocery

14660 Lincoln Blvd.

Miami, FL 33176

Hours: 9am - 9pm

Artist: Vanessa Gomez 

Community Fridge #3

Little Haiti

The LunchBox

50 NE 62st
Miami, FL 33138

Hours: 24/7

Artist: Mwanel Pierre Louis

Community Fridge #4

Little Haiti

FANM

100 NE 84th St
Miami, FL 33137

Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday

Artist: Louis Rosemond

Community Fridge #5

Wynwood

The Spot, Wynwood

3201 NW 7th Ave
Miami FL 33127

Hours: 24/7

Artist: Ahol Sniffs Glue

​Sponsored by Buchanan's Whiskey

Community Fridge #6

Coconut Grove

Polished Coconut

3600 Grand Avenue,
Coconut Grove, FL,33133

Hours: 24/7

Artist: Reyna Noriega

​Sponsored by Buchanan's Whiskey

Community Fridge #7

Homestead

Mr. Tutis Fruties

139 N Redland Rd #11
Florida City, FL 33034

Hours: 7:30 AM - 7 PM

Artist: Vic Garcia 

​Sponsored by Buchanan's Whiskey

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