Food waste is one of the biggest problems facing North America and Europe today. But what if we could solve it by sharing our leftovers?
One solution is to install a community fridge. The idea from a group of creative thinkers at the Brixton Impact Hub in the United Kingdom. These innovative minds saw how much good food was being wasted and decided to do something about it.
The People's Fridge is the first of its kind in London, UK. It is a community fridge that was bought and paid for by the community through a crowdfunding campaign.
Community members and business owners can contribute sealed food to the outdoor fridge. Members of the community who are affected by poverty can take whatever they need.
People in the United Kingdom are facing a similar challenge with food waste. According to the Bio Collector's Report, 15 million tonnes of food and drink are wasted in the UK each year. That amount of food could fill over 70,000 jumbo jets.
Similarly, Feeding America estimates that 70 billion pounds of food is wasted in America every year. That meas that almost 40% of the food being grown, processed and transported in the US has never been consumed.
See how it's done below:
People are teaming up to feed the hungry with community fridges.Posted by ATTN: Video on Saturday, March 4, 2017
Do you think this is a good idea? Should America have community fridges too?