In June we reported the opening of the Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge, located at 124 Henry Street, next to the First Presbyterian Church, between Clark and Pierrepont. Tomorrow – Sunday, October 3 – at 12:30 PM there will be a “Plug In” event for the newly decorated (see photo) fridge. The brownstone themed decor is by Denton Burrows and Jonathan Neville of Dripped On Productions, and the fridge continues to inhabit the shelter designed by Brooklyn architect James Koster. Rev. Adriene Thorne, Senior Minister of the First Presbyterian Church said:
At the heart of my ministry is the creation of spaces where all are loved and fed. The Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge fills stomachs, but it does so much more. It teaches lessons about what it means for neighbors to love neighbors. It reminds us that hunger doesn’t look like what we think it does. It invites us to believe that everyone, regardless of age, wealth, or background, can be both giver and receiver. Our community fridge not only feeds hungry neighbors, it builds community.
The sign on the door lists rules on labeling of contributions, no raw meat or leftovers, etc.