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The Community Fridge Program  

Elroy - Del Valle Libraries - Community Fridge 

Our first fridge is located at the back of the Elroy Library, underneath the pavilion.

Address:

DV Libraries - Elroy

13512 FM812,

Del Valle, TX 78617

Community Fridge Assistants

Thank you, for your efforts to keep our fridge stocked, safe, and clean today.

Click below to see fridge assistant form!

What CAN be donated

Sealed Packaged goods
Fresh Produce (tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers)
Canned Items
Bread
Dairy products (milk, cheese, eggs)
Pantry items (Cereal, granola bars, peanut butter)
Juices
Non-alcoholic beverages
Sweets, Deserts
Lunch Meats (store bought only, in sealed package with original use by date)

You can drop off donated items at the fridge anytime without needing to contact us. However, please keep things tidy and clean up any messes you see or make (see fridge rules).

HOME-COOKED FOOD

If you would like to cook food for the community fridge, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. MEALS MUST BE IN SEALED CONTAINERS

  2. INGREDIENTS MUST BE CLEARLY LABELED AND EASY TO READ

  3. MUST INCLUDE A PREPARED-ON DATE

Please note that any homemade meals not picked up within seven days will be discarded. Additionally, any homemade foods that do not comply with these guidelines will be disposed of immediately.

RESTAURANT DONATIONS

Any food donated from a local restaurant should be sealed and accompanied by a purchased or prepared-on date. Any restaurant prepared food will be discarded after 7 days. 

OTHER DONATIONS ACCEPTED

Other than food, we also accept donations of the following:

  1. Pet food

  2. Diapers & wipes (closed boxes or packages only)

  3. Menstrual hygiene products

  4. PPE

  5. Handwarmers

  6. Toiletries

  7. First-aid products

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What CANNOT be donated

Half-eaten leftovers
Leftovers from home
Any food in a broken or unsealed container or package
Expired foods
Alcohol
Anything you would not feed your family

Fridge Rules/Etiquette 

  1. Ensure your hands are clean when handling food.

  2. Avoid unnecessary contact with food items to prevent contamination.

  3. If you notice food has gone bad or packaging has been compromised, please throw it away.

  4. Check use-by dates on food products before taking.

  5. Do not consume prepared food 7 days after bringing it home.

  6. Please put new donations towards the back of the shelves so that food gets eaten in the order it is donated.

  7. Do not leave donations if the fridge or pantry are FULL.

  8. If you notice or cause a spill, please clean up after yourself.

  9. If you notice the fridge needs maintenance or is above 41 degrees Fahrenheit (not cooling), please get in touch via email at contact@atxdvcc.org or admin@atxdvcc.org

This community fridge is ran on donations and community support. Help us continue to make this project sustainable. Your donation provides funds for additional purchases of fridge related food items.

 

The fridge is available to the public 24/7. 

Please be mindful of others and take only what you need.

*Please be wary of your surroundings, living in an unincorporated area means more wildlife, enter with caution and report any dangerous critters to the library immediately!*

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