Cooking for Your Community Fridge: Tips, Recipes and Cooking Demos

Change Food® is honored to have been invited to participate in the National Day of Service for the inauguration of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris on Monday, January 18th, to celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Virtual and socially distanced in-person events are happening across the country – and Change Food is co-hosting two of them.  We hope you can join us for one or both.

Change Food: Plant Eat Share

On January 18th, from 11am-1pm pst / 12-2pm mt / 2-4pm est, please join Change Food and co-host Boma Grow USA for a virtual hackathon and research event to continue pinpointing community programs around the world that are growing and sharing food for free.

The goal is to develop a database of this information so interested individuals and groups can determine the best way to help feed neighbors in their area. We will also be looking for guides and best practices manuals for the public to use because Change Food believes that everyone has the right to healthy, safe, delicious, food.

Register and join us! Capacity is limited to 30 people.

volunteers filling food pantry
Volunteers stock the food pantry which holds dry and canned goods

Cooking for Community Fridges: Tips, Recipes and Cooking Demos

On the same day, from 7-9am pst / 8-10am mt / 10am-12pm est, please join Change Food, East Village Neighbors, and the restaurant S’MAC (the three founders of the East Village Neighbors Community Fridge in NYC) in a virtual event to learn about community fridges – what they are, how they’re feeding people in desperate need right now, and how you can get involved in helping keep a fridge in your area stocked.

We’re including a couple cooking demos to share dishes you can make to enjoy yourself and to share with a fridge or community group in your area. We also hope to develop a cookbook for neighbors of fridges – stay tuned for more on that. 

The first 100 people will be able to join us on Zoom, and we will also air the event on YouTube should there be additional interested folks.

Register and join us! 

About the National Day of Service

The National Day of Service for the Inauguration of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will celebrate and honor the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 18, 2021. The National Day of Service is an opportunity for all Americans to unite and serve at a time when the global pandemic calls on all of us to work together and support our communities. No matter where you are, you have an opportunity to give back and the agency to do so. Most volunteer activities only require an hour or two of your time, and all events will be virtual or socially distanced, in accordance with CDC protocol.

About Change Food 

Change Food® works toward a healthier food system for people, animals & the planet.

About Boma Grow USA

Boma Grow USA is a connection, collaboration, and event platform focused on the agri-sector, specifically on building a regenerative food and farming system that focuses on healthy whole food for everyone.

About East Village Neighbors and S’MAC

East Village Neighbors is a volunteer group serving the needs of neighbors in the East Village, NYC. In the fall of 2020, it launched the East Village Neighbors Fridge.

S’MAC (short for Sarita’s Macaroni & Cheese) is an exciting eatery specializing in mac and cheese, located in the heart of Manhattan’s East Village and home to the fridge.

To help support Change Food’s efforts to maintain the East Village Neighbors Fridge, help other fridges around the country, and to find, promote and launch other efforts to help communities provide food for neighbors, please donate – from $5 to $5000, no amount is too small; no amount too big!  You can also sign up to stay in touch.  Thank you. 

Change Food® works toward a healthier food system for people, animals & the planet.  Learn more about Plant Eat Share – planting food in public spaces. For free.


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