Community Fridge

The Rock Hill Community Fridge at the Mercantile

The Mercantile now proudly hosts Rock Hill’s first Community Fridge. The Rock Hill Community Fridge is a fridge full of free food for our community. With the goal of eradicating food waste and insecurity, the fridge aims at using food that would be otherwise thrown away. To learn more about the Rock Hill Community Fridge project, visit the Facebook or Instagram page.

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
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Get Involved

Help make our community fridge a success!

Host Your Own Fridge

Interested in hosting one of the Rock Hill Community Fridges at a location of your choice? The Mercantile is a host to the first Community Fridge, and we want more businesses to get involved. If you have a location or are a business willing to host a fridge, contact us at rockhillcommunityfridge@gmail.com to get more information on how to do so. Download the Community Fridge Starter Kit Here.

Volunteer

The Rock Hill Community Fridge is powered by the community for the community. Meaning, it’s up to our community to ensure that it is clean, stocked, and organized. If you would like to volunteer to help with these needs, join our Volunteer Facebook Group for more information and lists of needs. Want to adopt the fridge for an entire week? Click here to sign up.

Show Your Support

Show your support for the Community fridge by adding the following image to your website! You can copy and paste the image code from the link below!

Download the embed code

Items to Donate

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Fresh Produce

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Packaged Meats (Pre-Cooked or Deli)

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Unopened dairy products (milk, eggs, yogurt, etc.)

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Water

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Packaged food within 'use-by' date

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Food past its 'best before' date that is still good to eat

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Bread

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Snacks for kids (i.e. Lunchables)

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Unpackaged fruit and veg that is still good to eat

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Juice

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Cooked food from registered food businesses*

Items NOT Accepted

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Open Items (milk, packaged food, etc.)

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Any cooked food not from a registered food business

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Any food previously frozen

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Homemade meals

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Leftovers/Half-eaten food

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Alcohol

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Raw meat or seafood

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FAQs

How do I support further?

Donate your time and volunteer for us! We need consistent help cleaning our fridge throughout the day, organizing, and sharing the word.

How often should I donate?

Whenever you like! As a one-off or on a regular basis. To become an official Fridge Champion – a food business donating regularly and benefitting from press and promotion – see the Partner page.

*What do you mean by registered food business?

Registered food businesses are those who are registered with their local council and have the necessary hygiene policies in place.

How do i start a community fridge

Lots of people have got in touch recently to tell us they’d like to start a fridge in their area so we’ve created a handy step-by-step guide! Send us an email for more information. rockhillcommunityfridge@gmail.com