Submitted by Sustainable Connections

Sustainable Connections is excited to announce the opening of the Freedge, a community fridge packed with nutritious food that aims to break down the barriers to food access. Located behind The RE Store at 2316 Kulshan St. Bellingham, WA 98225, the Freedge is open Tuesday – Saturday 11am- 6pm.  

Photo courtesy Sustainable Connections

The Freedge is an extension of the Food Recovery Program, which aims to address hunger insecurity and climate change. The Freedge will be stocked weekly with surplus perishable food from local restaurants, schools and medical centers such as Storia Cucina, Bar Cicotti, Peacehealth St. Joseph Hospital, Bellingham Public Schools, New Mexico Tamale Co, and more. It will also host a pantry made from a repurposed filing cabinet filled with shelf stable items, baked goods, and toiletries.    

Home donors are encouraged to participate by donating unopened non-perishables, individually wrapped baked goods, and hygiene items. Community members can also help by volunteering. Volunteers can transport food from participating donors to the Freedge using their personal vehicle or perform general maintenance such as cleaning out old food and wiping up spills.  

The Freedge was made possible by the generous help of our community partners at The RE Store and Robert Willaims School of Art and Sciences, as well as funding from the Washington State Department of Ecology and Whatcom County Solid Waste.  

To find out more or see how you can get involved, contact Sustainable Connections at (360) 647-7093 Ext 119 or at foodrecoveryprogram.org.  

What: Bellingham’s first Community Freedge
When: open Tuesday – Saturday 11am- 6pm
Where: Behind The RE Store at 2316 Kulshan St, Bellingham, WA 98225 
More info: (360) 647-7093 Ext 119 or at foodrecoveryprogram.org

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