September 6, 2022 – CBC PEI: The rising cost of food has led to a rising need for community fridges on Prince Edward Island, charity officials say. PEI\’s first 24-hour community fridge opened last year in Charlottetown and several more are now planned throughout PEI.
Although every group runs things differently, the concept is designed to be less formal than a food bank — people from the community stock the fridges with groceries, and anyone is free to take what they need.
The charity Gifts from the Heart plans to place three community fridges in tiny home buildings, with a staff person or volunteer inside to help give out food.
The town of Alberton and the city of Summerside also have plans for community fridges. Back in 2020, the Montague Rotary Library opened a fridge that operated two afternoons a week.
Read the full CBC PEI story by Laura Meader here