The idea for the first public refrigerator in Prague came to Pavel Vodička, who placed it near coffee shop Na půl cesty in Prague’s Pankrác district.
Prague’s public refrigerator will host food that may be taken by anyone: the homeless, students who wanted to eat after a party, or those who have forgotten to buy food.
“The idea to put a fridge in the public streets of Prague came to me when I found out how much food is thrown away by our residents each year. It is dozens of kilograms,” said Vodička. “People can leave products that they do not use. For example, before going for a vacation or after the holidays, or just when there is extra food left. If someone wants to help they can also participate in filling the refrigerator with food,” he added.
Just a few basic rules: food should not be opened, soiled or defaced, the refrigerator should be kept in order. Also restaurants and coffee shops may leave food.
Such refrigerators are located also in Plzeň, České Budějovice, and Litoměřice.