Are you interested in hosting a fridge in your local business?
Buddy System is establishing community refrigerators in Miami! We hope to fight food insecurity by empowering neighbors to support neighbors.
What is a Community Fridge:
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 fresh, nutritious food.
Food Insecurity in Miami:
More than one in every six South Florida households are currently struggling with food insecurity. In the week ending July 14, 18.6% of residents in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties reported that they “sometimes or often” do not have enough to eat. That’s the highest percentage in the nation.
Who we are:
Buddy System is a non-profit founded in response to COVID-19. We’re dedicated to uplifting the community and ending systemic poverty, one meal at a time. What began as an effort to support our neighbors with access to food assistance during the pandemic quickly grew into a full-fledged nonprofit. Within weeks, we found ourselves serving over 1000 people in South Florida with a team of 700 volunteers.
How you can help:
We're looking for local businesses to plug in our fridges! Ideally fridges will be available to the public 24/7, perhaps on a sidewalk or directly outside a place of business. Our volunteers will oversee the care and upkeep of the fridge. If you're interested in partnering with us, please email for more information.
Tax Deduction: We’re a registered 501c3 so you can write off the fridge as an in-kind donation. Community Support: We would be honored to send our team of 700 volunteers to your establishment Press coverage: We’ll be holding press conferences with several media outlets for our “Grand Opening” -- we’d love to promote your business in the media as our partner!
If you know of a small business that might be interested in hosting a fridge, feel free to drop off a flyer. They can reach us at or (305) 799-6990 with any questions.