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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.
This month, New York City’s first vegan community fridge was erected amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A collaboration between food justice organization Chilis On Wheels and activist groups Overthrow New York, Artists Athletes Activists, Hip Hop Is Green, and Vegan Activist Alliance, the Overthrow Community Fridge is stocked with fresh produce; dry goods such as beans, legumes, rice, and pasta; plant-based canned goods; vegan-friendly clothing; toiletries; and educational vegan literature.
At the Overthrow Boxing Club on Bleecker Street, you won’t see the next Rocky Balboa chugging raw eggs or pummeling sides of beef. The club’s fighting spirit is less Stallone and more Kaepernick: The Club hosts the Transgender Boxing Collective, teaches people battling Parkinson’s disease how to throw a punch, and has sessions on healthy eating for kids.
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By Josh Einiger
LOWER EAST SIDE, New York (WABC) — A New York City boxing club is helping its community knocked down by the coronavirus pandemic by providing a kind gesture that’s good for the body.
“We got knocked down on the canvas but we getting right back up and we fighting,” said Power Malu of Overthrow Boxing Club.