The Mustard Seed Mission (MSM) saw the shortage of supplies and food for disadvantaged families in the community and have started the community food bank services since 2017. At the beginning of 2020, MSM also looked forward to working with local officers to promote the Food Bank version 2.0 "Community Sharing Refrigerator".
The Community Sharing Refrigerator is a service for local residents, in which local caring stores provide edible food, and the village chief are responsible for management and helping families in the community who come to receive supplies. In this way, we will build up the bridge of love in the community, pursue the concept of not wasting food, care about the needs of families in difficulties in the local community, and let the spirit of mutual help and love be brought into play.
The first people to receive supplies
Community Sharing Refrigerator is not limited to certain people, instead whoever need the supplies they can come to get it. With this undifferentiating attitude, the service helps residents who need materials. The local Guanfu Muyitang church in Miaoli has been helping families in need for a long time. Therefore, when the service of Community Sharing Refrigerator is promoted, it quickly spread to the local area and became a well-known "good news" in the community.
Partners of such service said: "This time through Community Sharing Refrigerator, we have become familiar with more people who have not been in contact with before. We hope that through Community Sharing Refrigerator, we can care for not just the local residents.
Another partner also said: "Because many stores in the community agree with this concept, they have joined in such a common good operation one after another, so that the refrigerator has sufficient supplies. In order to help families in need, they also specially make some meat buns and provide them to the MSM service centers."
Thanks to the service of Community Sharing Refrigerator, the exchange of love between people is strung together, fully demonstrating the concept of “No Food Waste, Elimination of Hunger, and Community Mutual Assistance” in Community Sharing Refrigerator.
People queuing to get supplies
MSM thanks the owners of caring stores and the officers of the community for their support to weave together the community network, to achieve the community's vision of self-help, mutual assistance, sharing, and mutual benefit.