Mark your calendars. A new Community Fridge is set to open in the Fellsmere community on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM. The first active fridge, referred to as “Fellsmere Fridge,” will be located next to Fellsmere City Hall at 21 South Cypress Street, Fellsmere, FL 32948. All are welcome to celebrate the grand opening.
The Fellsmere Fridge is part of a new local pilot program called the Community Fridge Program, where a refrigerator is placed within a community and is used to share food at the neighborhood level. The motto of the program is, “Take what you need, Leave what you can.” The purpose of the program is to reduce food waste, build stronger communities, encourage local artists and promote equal access to healthy food.
The Fellsmere Fridge will be maintained by a communal collective of partners from various communities, officials, businesses and individuals. The volunteer organizations include the City of Fellsmere, Indian River County, the Sunrise Rotary, the Haller/Loja family, Cutting Edge Signs, United Against Poverty, the Treasure Coast Food Bank, the Boys and Girls Club of Fellsmere, Indian River Charter High School Interact Club, Heather Kramer/Luz De La Hoz, Marsh Landing, Lowe’s of Vero Beach, Complete Electric and the first-grade students of Fellsmere Elementary.
All are welcome to attend the grand opening and participate in the ribbon cutting event on February 26. Individuals interested in volunteering to help stock and clean the fridge can email firstname.lastname@example.org.