Berkeley Student Food Collective Fresh Produce Refrigerator
Project Sponsor: Berkeley Student Food Collective
TGIF Grant: $2,000
Project Theme: Food Justice and Sustainability
Project Description: The BSFC’s current produce refrigerator is not conducive to the conditions in which fresh produce thrives. The refrigerator is closed, leaving produce out of clear view of customers, and does not have a humidifying system to meet the needs of fresh produce. As of now the BSFC wastes approximately $160 a week throwing away wilted produce from the store. This proposal requests a $2,000 loan to contribute to the purchase of a 6-foot self-contained open product produce refrigerator.
- Allow the store to bring in a higher volume of local produce
- Reduce waste caused by the wilting, and in turn disposing, of produce.