Once again this year, we can find Ramadan Sharing Fridges in the community. Several of our amazing neighbors are volunteering to manage a fridge for workers. With the new mall being built, a new school under construction and many high-rise buildings going up, these fridges will surely be a big hit once again. Kudos to the Fridge Managers in JVT who volunteer to make this sustenance available to workers and less privileged all throughout the holy month.
Kindly keep them in mind when you do your shopping and add some extra things to your cart. It’s super simple. Just stop by at one of the locations on your way home and pop these items in the fridge!
Where are the JVT Fridges?
Currently, we have two confirmed Fridge Managers. The options for your drop offs are: JVT, District 9N, Villa N15 or
JVT District 9E, Townhouse 26
Click here to view the most recent map of all the Ramadan Fridges.
What to offer?
- drinks: individually packed juices, soda, water, laban
- fruit: bananas, apples, oranges, grapes, watermelon in portions
- veggies: tomatoes and cucumbers are big hits
- dry foods: dry fruits like dates, biscuits, nuts and crisps
Share in the spirit of solidarity in JVT
Alison Wade is a neighbor and a two-time JVT Fridge Manager. She has been so pleased with the amazing experience and is excited to get started now on her third year. Her two sons enjoy helping out and bring food donations from their school. Our own Arcadia Preparatory school sent children every second day to stock Alison’s fridge last year. Alison told me how much she enjoyed seeing the children meet the community gardeners and laborers when handing out the food. “This was a lovely experience for all of them. The school felt it was important to give back to the people who helped build our community and keep it looking nice,” she explained. “Triangle Supermarket are also amazing. They helped by bringing people’s donations straight to the fridge and making those less fortunate aware of where the fridges are.”
The JVT community really comes on board to help with donations and stocking the fridges. In Alison’s words, “We have a very strong community!”
Want to do more?
Get in touch with the Ramadan Fridges initiative through these links if you want to help in other ways:
- Facebook Page : RamadanSharingFridges
- Facebook Group: Ramadan/Sharing Fridges in the UAE
- Instagram @ramadanfridgesdxb
- Twitter @ramadanfridges
You can set up your own fridge by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll give you all the tips you need and list your fridge on the map. Just do it !