The Road Runner sits outside at 30 Rosemount Avenue inside a custom box built by Habitat for Humanity. Donated by the Hintonburg Community Association, it’s the first outdoor community fridge in Ottawa, thanks to the caring team of radical thinkers at the Parkdale Food Centre and its incredible local partners. And it’s just one of the innovative programs put into place by the Centre since the start of the pandemic.
When the Ottawa Community Food Partnership, Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa, Zero Food Waste Ottawa, and the Hintonburg Community Association joined Parkdale Food Centre to address food insecurity and poverty, the Road Runner was born. Since spring 2021, Director of Development & Communications Meredith Kerr says, “The fridge is stocked regularly and is emptied as quickly as it is filled.” And people are coming from as far as Carleton Place for the service.
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