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BY BREE DRISCOLL
Overthrow New York launched a vegan fridge on Bleeker and Elizabeth Streets in the East Village. It’s stocked with plant-based milk, fresh produce, fruit preserves and more. Health experts say maintaining a healthy diet can help boost people’s immune systems and reduce inflammation.
Down but not out, the Overthrow Boxing Club is assisting the neediest in the community with grassroots food assistance at its doorstep.
But owner Power Malu is not throwing in the towel. Outside the Bleecker Street storefront is a so-called community fridge, stocked with plant based, organic, foods as well as canned goods. All free for the take.
By Dean Moses
The first plant-based only community refrigerator is now up and running in the NoHo community.
A refrigerator is not only a cold cabinet in which food is stored, but also a symbol of assurance. If a person possesses a full fridge, they also possess food security. Unfortunately, many New Yorkers have lost that security throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Against the backdrop of the Overthrow boxing club on the Lower East Side, activist Power Malu is hoping to deliver a decisive blow against food insecurity by providing healthier options for people in need.
Demand at food banks across the country has soared during the Covid-19 pandemic, forcing local food activists to create “community fridges” where anyone can pick up food with no questions asked. NBC News’ Savannah Sellers speaks to one New York City community member who has made it his mission to provide healthy, fresh, and free produce to those in need.