Source: The Guardian
Fridges stocked with free food for those in need have become a city-wide phenomenon in Dubai, serving thousands of people every day of the holy month of Ramadan.
The Australian activist Sumayyah Sayed launched the nonprofit Ramadan Sharing Fridge initiative last year, stocking a single unit outside her house with food and drinks for the city’s poor.
From there it spread via social media to take in more than 170 fridges, each visited by hundreds of people every day.
This year the scheme has been backed by the Emirates Red Crescent, in association with the nongovernment organisation Open Arms UAE, to “bring together different members of the community to share a moment”.