Love, joy, and faith – That’s what Ramadan is all about. And that’s exactly what The Sharing Fridge Campaign in the UAE emulates. A community-driven initiative, this 2-year old campaign has spread like wildfire since it’s inception and it’s here to stay.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Sharing Fridge Campaign:
- This beautiful campaign involves residents of a community stocking the fridges with free food and water for the workers to take for Iftar.
- It’s a Dubai-based initiative, under the Emirates Red Crescent, that aims to spread the message of kindness and boost the concept of community-giving.
- The campaign was popularised by Aussie expat Sumayyah Sayed by starting a Facebook page. The Facebook page now has over 24,000 members and is constantly growing.
- Though the campaign was started to give the less fortunate access to free food and drinks during Ramadan, it is now a continuous movement.
- There are #SharingFridges all around the city, click here to find the closest one near you.
- The fridges are open 24/7, so you can always contribute. However, 8 am to 6 pm is the best time to share.
- You can donate everything from cooked meals to bottled water. Each fridge is emptied and filled up to 20 times a day – so your contribution really counts!
- Donation of “leftover” food is not encouraged. You should share food which you would eat yourself.
This is such a beautiful movement and we hope you join the members who are committed the cause. May your Ramadan be blessed and #MayOurFridgesBeForeverFull! Learn more & join the campaign here.