GIVE AND TAKE
Film poster for "Give and Take" with red food bank fridge covered in snow.
GIVE AND TAKE
Film poster for "Give and Take" with red food bank fridge covered in snow.
An inside look at the community fridge movement in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic

GIVE AND TAKE

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Social Justice • Mutual Aid • New York City • COVID-19 Pandemic • Public Health • Food Justice • Food Rescue • Food Waste • Food Security • Immigrant Communities

Date of Completion: 2021 | Run Time: 11 minutes​​ | Language: English and Spanish with English subtitles | Captions: No | Director: Gareth Smit | Producer: Justin Levy | Composer: Andrew Orkin

After seven of their drivers died from COVID-19, a car service in Queens, NY started hosting a community fridge on the sidewalk outside their offices. A small business started by immigrants, Fenix XL now serves a largely immigrant community with 24hr access to free food. Fanny, who lost her cleaning job when schools were closed, now relies on this fridge to survive. The first community fridge in NYC started outside a Bed Stuy apartment in February 2020; there are now over 100 across the city, inspiring a movement around the world.

Partners for Health Foundation
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Brooklyn Paper | Kirstyn Brendlen
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