Table of Contents
Please take a moment to read over the information in each section.
If you have a question that isn't covered, please reach out to a fridge manager.
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It's helpful to have your Slack notifications turned on. We post daily Wellness Check reminders, calls for help with food distribution, and other important things in the channels. If you want to limit the number of notifications you receive, you can set your preference to 'direct messages, mentions & keywords' only.
On a computer -- At the top of the left menu bar, click on Free99Fridge Atl. On the drop-down menu, select Preference > Notifications. Make sure that the bubble next to 'Direct messages, mentions & keywords' is selected.
On Mobile -- In the Slack app, tap on 'You' at the bottom of the main screen. Tap notifications & select 'Direct messages, mentions & keywords'
Wellness Check Information
What does a wellness check entail? How long do they take?
It's super straightforward. You want to sanitize, organize, throw away anything that's expired, and make sure everything is in working order. Please open produce (bags of apples/oranges/bananas) & multipack items to encourage our fridge friends to take just what they need. After you do those things, snap a picture of the fridge+pantry+sink & post it in the appropriate fridge channel, so we know how things look over there! They typically take 20-30 minutes, depending on the condition of the fridge when you arrive. If you are feeling unsure, please use this checklist as a guide or ask your fridge manager to shadow you on your first wellness check. We also have a laminated copy of the WC Checklist in each location's supply box.
What time do we do AM/Midday/PM checks?
What’s a “Food Drop”? When should it be done?
How do I sign up for a shift?
What’s up with the sink? How can I tell if it needs filling? Do I need to do it?
Do I need to bring cleaning supplies?
What is the wellness check app? Do I need to install it? How do I use it?
Do I need to bring a donation when I do a wellness check?
What is redistributing? Do I need to do this every time?
Location Specific Tips
General Free99Fridge Information
Who are the fridge managers? What do they do?
Are there any locations that are high-need?
What items are accepted at the fridge+pantry?
What items are most requested or popular?
Does F99F compost?
Can I make Period Packs for the pantry? What goes into them?
I’d like to help but cannot do wellness checks at this time. What can I do?
I'm interested in doing local outreach, how can I help?
I'm interested in helping with food distribution, how can I get started?
Make sure you are in our #food-distribution channel on Slack. In that channel, you will find a link to our Weekly Distro Signup Sheet where you can sign up to help with several of our weekly donations. Folks also make posts in the channel when they need help distributing things through the network, so it's helpful to have your notifications turned on. We also have a great weekly opportunity called Distropalooza that is hosted at a volunteers' house every Saturday afternoon (see Slack channel for address). Big quantities of donations are collected for this day to have one central hub to distribute produce, meats, and more so you can pick up & help us re-distribute to the network throughout the next week.