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Best Practices

  1. Only bring good food to the community fridges. When considering what is good to donate, ask yourself if you would give the food item to your friends or family to eat? If so, your food donation is probably good for your neighbors, too.

  2. Food must be fresh, stored at the proper temperature, and unexpired.

  3. Portion donations into individual sized quantities that make it easy for people to take with them. Catering trays should not be stored in community fridges due to causing food contents to spill, and being inaccessible for the public to transport.

  4. Food should be kept in clean, airtight containers to avoid food spills.

  5. Label meals with ingredients and the date prepared.

  6. If you notice a fridge needs to be cleaned, help clean it.

  7. Do not bring anything else that is not food to a community fridge, unless told otherwise.

  8. Take your trash with you, including cardboard boxes and food scraps.