It’s like “take a penny, leave a penny” — but with food.
“Social fridges” or “solidarity fridges,” offering free food to the hungry or homeless, have been popping up across Argentina, according to AFP. Local restaurants or good Samaritans leave leftover meals in a fridge, in front of a restaurant or in a central plaza, and anyone who needs food can take it.
“It’s very exciting to see what’s happening,” Fernando Ríos, a restaurant owner told La Nacion, according to a HuffPost translation. “The fridge has turned into a kind of fantastic bridge between the neighbor who has a leftover plate of food, and the one who needs one.”