The Lebanese NGO, Berrad El Hay, which translates to “The Neighborhood’s Fridge,” is precisely what its founder Nayla Frem Sayegh started two years ago.
Before launching a community fridge concept in Beirut, she kept snacks and drinks in her car to give to the homeless. Her personal way of helping, she found out soon enough, wasn’t as sustainable nor reached as many people as she hoped. She wanted to do more, much more to ease the sufferings she was seeing around.
Hence, inspired by the foreign concept of community fridges, she started Berrad El Hay.
People can get involved by either volunteering to cook or share extra meals from their own kitchen, shop for ingredients, donate, or help by packing and distributing food to beneficiaries and find new sources.