City, County Leaders to Commemorate Feed The Fridge Launch in Takoma Park

Leaders from The City of Takoma Park and Montgomery County Council will commemorate the launch of the Feed The Fridge program in the city this Friday, February 26 at the Takoma Park Recreation Center.

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart, Ward 6 Councilmember Talisha Searcy, and County Councilmember At-Large Hans Riemer will be among the leaders in attendance at the ceremony, which kicks off at 10:30 a.m.

The Feed The Fridge program, which was created by Medium Rare owner Mark Bucher, launched in Takoma Park earlier this month. The program’s fridge, placed at the Rec Center at 7315 New Hampshire Ave., is filled with between 25 and 100 meals per day, Monday through Friday. “The meals are sourced from high quality restaurants throughout the DC area who provide a variety of cuisines, according to a City of Takoma Park press release. “Made fresh each day with each meal including — 30% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 30% vegetable. Starting Monday, February 8, 2021. Students, seniors and others in need are invited to walk up to the refrigerator and help themselves. No questions.”

The MoCo Show reports that Olazzo and Cava Mezze are among the local restaurants that are participating in the program.

According to the organization’s website, Feed the Fridge “is an effort to bring nourishment where there is hunger while helping pandemic-battered restaurants stay in business. We do this by placing refrigerators around the DC metro area and paying local restaurants to fill them with fresh meals daily. We also hand-deliver holiday meals to seniors who cannot leave their homes.”

Photo courtesy The City of Takoma Park

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