Maintenance along with circulation of food, and making sure it’s fresh will be done by local volunteers who will ensure Freddie is a secure alternative to to throwing away unwanted food. People who own food businesses, market traders, and locals have hopped on board and are keeping the fridge stocked.
For those who shed a tear whenever something ends up in the garbage, this project will make you more conscious of expiration dates and more aware that there is a reliable place where unwanted food can go before it dies. About 60% of the total edible unopened or half opened food that could have been spared goes to waste each year in households. Supermarket fruit that does not pass cosmetic standards often ends up in the bin, as well. Knowing that such a fridge exists will encourage people to join the initiative towards more sustainable living.