‘Communal refrigerator’ program launched in Hsinchu

Focus TYaiwan
Date: 2017/02/25
By: Lu Kang-chun and Y.F. Low

Taipei, Feb. 25 (CNA) To reduce food waste and help the needy, the Hsinchu City government has launched a “communal refrigerator” program that allows retailers to share excess food with others.

Under the program, food donated by retailers such as supermarkets and bakeries are collected and stored in the communal refrigerators, which are open to people who need it, the city’s Department of Social Affairs said.

The main goals of the program are “sharing your excess food” and “taking the food you need,” the department said.

The first group of such refrigerators was launched in the Minfu community in the north district Friday.    [FULL  STORY]

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