WATCH: Community fridge in Little Burgundy helping those in need
Fatimah's Community Fridge provides home-cooked meals for the needy and is the idea of Muslim-based Peace Initiatives Canada.
Homeless outreach advisor Fatimah Burke tells CTV the food kept coming and going. She says it's remarkable how the community has been helping one another. Anyone can donate, so long as dishes are labelled with ingredients, date and dietary restrictions.
The program suffered a setback this week, after the fridge was damaged by vandals. But a generous donation from someone in the community means a new fridge will soon be in place.
It was originally set up to co-incide with Ramadan, which ends this weekend. But the great response and need means organizers want to keep it running all year long.
Peace Initiatives Canada says it hopes to install more community fridges across Montreal.