Food sharing is spreading across the world. Public fridges are linked through word of mouth and websites like Foodsharing.de (germany). There is a network of volunteers on hand for colelction, distribution and maintenance.
The fridges are governed by rules and a system of trust: you swap food you have too much of for something you need. It’s a bit like asking your neighbours for two carrots to finish off your casserole.
Food-sharing projects in particualr countries include:
- Dublin’s Community Supported Agriculture.
- The Limerick Urban Co-Op.
- The Cloughjordan Eco-Village.