When the pandemic hit last year, Jammella Anderson, a community activist living in Albany, New York, knew food insecurities would only worsen. So she asked how she could make food more accessible to neighborhoods with limited access to food. That led her to reach out to her network of Instagram followers for ideas, and the concept of community fridges was soon born. Soon colorfully painted fridges all over the country would be stocked daily with donations of fresh food. Anyone was welcome to take as much as they needed with no questions asked. Currently, there are six fridges across the metro, and they are part of a global network of community fridges called the Fridge movement to raise awareness about food insecurities. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports that enough food is produced around the globe to feed everyone. Still, in reality, 10% of the global population of people-- 746 million-- face food insecurity due to distribution, affordability, and other issues. "This is all fresh food from the earth that people who are going food-insecure should be able to have," says Anderson.

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