Community Fridges

September 2020 Forums General discussion Community Fridges

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    alanjjohnstone
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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/10/no-one-should-go-hungry-sidewalk-fridges-of-free-food-help-americans-survive-pandemic

    community fridges are an attempt at redirecting the abundance that already exists to families who need it. “There is no reason for anyone to go hungry. There is more than enough food.”

    “There’s no one person who is like, the head of the fridges,” says Chéz Jean. “There’s no hierarchy at all,”

    #205672
    Matthew Culbert
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    What about ‘human nature’?

    #205680
    ALB
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    Yes at the other end of the range, there was mention yesterday in the Party summer school on Technology of “smart fridges” which automatically re-order what you usually use when stocks run down:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_refrigerator

    That can be useful in socialism too. In fact I assume that supermarkets already operate with such a stock control app. That shows that socialism can work too without money or price of course judt physical amounts. If stocks run low a “smart distribution centre” will automatically order more.

    What are we waiting for ?

    #205685
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

     If stocks run low a “smart distribution centre” will automatically order more.

    One positive things of the pandemic lockdown was that there was no shortage of volunteers to deliver provisions to households, people are friendly and neighbourly with a sense of community solidarity rather than patronising charity. People found that they enjoyed helping others.

     

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