When it comes to hunger in Northern Kentucky, it’s more than a feeling for a lot of families and individuals. Feeding America estimates on average more than 10% of Kentuckians in the area are food insecure. Two friends decided they want to do their part to provide fresh and healthy meals and food to anyone at any time.Together, Missy Spears and Brian Goessling have started the Covunity Fridge at Redden Gardens in Covington. The goal for the project on Scott Boulevard is for a fridge and freezer, along with a microwave, pantry and drinking water to be accessible to anyone at all times of the day and night. Both co-founders say everything will be free of charge to customers.”It’s for the whole community,” Goessling said. “Sometimes I think people think, ‘Well, I don’t need this.’ Like, they really need it but they want to have like a little bit of pride or something to keep them from it but there’s no reason to have pride away from helping yourself or helping your family.”Spears says refrigerated or frozen food donations will only be accepted if the food is prepared and sealed inside a commercial kitchen. Organizers says there will not be a limit to the amount of food customers are able to take on a daily basis.The mission is to have the Covunity Fridge open by late May or early June.To donate to the Covunity Fridge and its upkeep click here.

When it comes to hunger in Northern Kentucky, it’s more than a feeling for a lot of families and individuals. Feeding America estimates on average more than 10% of Kentuckians in the area are food insecure.

Two friends decided they want to do their part to provide fresh and healthy meals and food to anyone at any time.

Together, Missy Spears and Brian Goessling have started the Covunity Fridge at Redden Gardens in Covington. The goal for the project on Scott Boulevard is for a fridge and freezer, along with a microwave, pantry and drinking water to be accessible to anyone at all times of the day and night. Both co-founders say everything will be free of charge to customers.

“It’s for the whole community,” Goessling said. “Sometimes I think people think, ‘Well, I don’t need this.’ Like, they really need it but they want to have like a little bit of pride or something to keep them from it but there’s no reason to have pride away from helping yourself or helping your family.”

Spears says refrigerated or frozen food donations will only be accepted if the food is prepared and sealed inside a commercial kitchen. Organizers says there will not be a limit to the amount of food customers are able to take on a daily basis.

The mission is to have the Covunity Fridge open by late May or early June.

To donate to the Covunity Fridge and its upkeep click here.

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