Community in Point Breeze Joining the Socially-Driven South Philly Community Fridge Initiative!
Community, located at 21st and Federal Streets in Point Breeze, opened last September to a very warm greeting from the neighborhood. Just two weeks prior to their opening, the South Philadelphia Community Fridge — a community-centered, volunteer-based organization dedicated to giving all Philadelphians access to fresh and healthy food, combating food insecurity and inequality in our city through mutual aid — was launched.
Now, Community is living up to its name, and the two are joining forces, with a new community fridge being installed outside of the restaurant.
Here’s how the program works: Community guests can purchase meals for the fridge for $10 apiece. Each night, Community will stock the fridge with meals purchased that evening for anyone in need. In addition to donations by customers and proprietors Michael and Angie Sultan, neighbors can put meals into the fridge directly, and the guidelines for the fridge are posted on the front of the fridge for public donations.
“We named our restaurant Community for a reason,” said Angie Sultan. “We wanted this to be more than just a restaurant. We wanted it to be a place for the community. We absolutely love what this organization is doing to help feed those in need, and it was a no-brainer for us to participate and do whatever we could to help combat the serious issue that is food insecurity.”
Syona Arora, the organizer of the Community Fridge initiative, said, “We are so excited to open our third location in point breeze. We join other established mutual aid organizations to provide this resource to our community, and we are so excited to partner with Community Bar who share our values that food is a human right.”