DEL VALLE, Texas — The Del Valle Community Coalition (DVCC) unveiled a community fridge at the Elroy Library Saturday morning.
The Free Fridge will be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week and aims to address food deserts in East Travis County.
“Low-income residents in Del Valle are located in the middle of a food desert—couple that with rising costs of basic groceries and you can easily find yourself struggling with food insecurity,” says Claudia Zapata, Project Manager for DVCC. “We have always had the goal of making healthy food accessible to our community, and this is one step closer to a long-term solution.”
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The fridge, which is a part of the City of Austin’s Food Justice Mini Grant, will be stocked consistently by the community and DVCC.
It is located under the covered pavilion behind the main building at 13512 FM 812.