Man creates community refrigerator in Hong Kong filled with food, socks and towels

Placed outside a hockey academy at a street in Hong Kong, the blue refrigerator contains packets of instant noodles, biscuits, tins of food and even socks and towels for anyone who may need them.

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Ahmen Khan created a community refrigerator in Hong Kong. (Photo: AP)
Ahmen Khan created a community refrigerator in Hong Kong. (Photo: AP)

If you ever visit Woosung Street in Hong Kong's old-school neighbourhood of Jordan, you will find a blue refrigerator with a sign that reads: "Give what you can give, take what you need to take." A lesson in kindness is what Ahmen Khan intended to teach as he decided to create a community refrigerator.

WHAT DOES THE REFRIGERATOR CONTAIN?

Placed outside a hockey academy, the blue refrigerator contains packets of instant noodles, biscuits, tins of food and even socks and towels for anyone who may need them, Associated Press reports.

WHO CREATED THE COMMUNITY REFRIGERATOR?

Ahmen Khan, founder of a sports foundation on Woosung Street, thought of creating a community refrigerator after watching a film about others doing the same thing. He found the refrigerator at a nearby refuse collection point and painted it blue.

"It's like a dignity, that when you go home, you open your fridge to get food. So, I want the people to just feel like that. Even if it's a street, it's their community, it's their home, so they can simply just open it and then just put food there, and collect the food," Ahmen Khan told Associated Press.

Everybody heard about the blue refrigerator and it went viral as people dropped by Woosung Street frequently.

Janet Yeung stopped by with a plastic bag filled with biscuits, instant noodles and snacks. She stacked them carefully inside.

"I think doing good deeds does not need to be on a large scale. A small act can already show our kindness, and contribute to this world," Janet Yeung said.

Another resident, Yeung, helped himself to some food or even masks left by donors from the blue refrigerator.

"Those who are really in need can take things from the fridge whenever they want without any worries, as the fridge is here 24 hours a day," he said.

(With inputs from AP)

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