In Pics: Shanmugam launches community fridges in Yishun heartlands

With food waste being one of the major waste streams in Singapore, the new community fridges located in Yishun heartlands could be a way to help the residents adopt a more sustainable way of life. 

Located at block 162, Yishun Street 11, the community fridges were launched on January 11 by Law Minister K Shanmugam. 

The initiative was organised by Free Food For All (FFFA) & Chong Pang CC Division and supported by Darul Makmur Mosque. 

Residents can store excess or unsold food in the community fridges. The food can then be picked up by those who need it, thereby reducing wastage and helping those in need.

Here's a look at the new community fridges on the day of the launch: 

Singapore's Law Minister K Shanmugam at the launch of the community fridges in Yishun. Photo courtesy: Darul Makmur Mosque
Singapore's Law Minister K Shanmugam at the launch of the community fridges in Yishun. Photo courtesy: Darul Makmur Mosque
The launch was part of community event WeCare@North West 2020. K Shanmugam is also the Minister of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC. Photo courtesy: Darul Makmur Mosque
The launch was part of community event WeCare@North West 2020. K Shanmugam is also the Minister of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC. Photo courtesy: Darul Makmur Mosque
The community fridge is located at Block 162, Yishun Street 11. Photo courtesy: Darul Makmur Mosque
The community fridge is located at Block 162, Yishun Street 11. Photo courtesy: Darul Makmur Mosque
Volunteers stocking up the fridge. Photo courtesy: Free Food For All
Volunteers stocking up the fridge. Photo courtesy: Free Food For All
Some items available for the residents. Photo courtesy: Free Food For All
Some items available for the residents. Photo courtesy: Free Food For All
Some items available for the residents. Photo courtesy: Free Food For All
Some items available for the residents. Photo courtesy: Free Food For All
Some items available for the residents. Photo courtesy: Free Food For All
Some items available for the residents. Photo courtesy: Free Food For All
Some items available for the residents. Photo courtesy: Free Food For All
Some items available for the residents. Photo courtesy: Free Food For All
Some items available for the residents. Photo courtesy: Free Food For All
Some items available for the residents. Photo courtesy: Free Food For All
Some items available for the residents. Photo courtesy: Free Food For All
Some items available for the residents. Photo courtesy: Free Food For All
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