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This grocery startup is placing fully stocked fridges of free food around the Bay Area

24 Aug 2020

Cheetah usually gives its expiring food to food banks, but its been inspired by mutual aid projects in New York to also start delivering groceries to a network of street fridges that anyone in need can take advantage of.

On a section of Kammerer Avenue in San Jose, California, you’ll find a white refrigerator, adorned with paintings of garlic and carrots by local street artists, sitting right on the sidewalk. Inside, you might find gallons of juice, cartons of eggs, loaves of bread and a drawer full of vegetables all for the taking, at no cost. The fridge was set up by Cheetah, a wholesale grocery delivery startup, as a way to reduce the company’s food waste and give that food directly to Bay Area residents in need.

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