Refrigerator with food for the needy stolen in south Florida

Refrigerator with food for the needy stolen in south Florida
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 21: (L-R) Sherina Jones, Danny Agnew and Valentina Pedon, 9, place items into the community refrigerator that Sherina Jones set up in front of the Roots Collective store on August 21, 2020 in Miami, Florida. The fridge is set up to help people who need food, especially people who have lost jobs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Anyone can take food or donate food. The fridge is usually stocked with items such as Gatorade, water, fruit, vegetables, and sandwiches. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MIAMI — Police are searching for two suspects who stole a refrigerator Tuesday that was set up to feed the needy in South Florida.

Small business owner Sherina Jones created the Village (FREE)DGE in August to help those who are food insecure in Liberty City, WSVN reported.

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Jones and others would stock the fridge daily with fresh fruits and vegetables and other items.

“We load it in the morning with breakfast, so in the morning, most people come get breakfast or either a lunch item, and in the afternoon we put lunch items, and in the evening we put dinner things, in there,” she told WSVN earlier this year.

The fridge was setup at the Roots Black House print shop. Owners provided electricity to it as well as a location for people to leave donations.

“There’s times where us ordinary citizens can be a real village to help each other out, so I decided we’d get behind family and behind a great initiative,” Isaiah Thomas, who helps run the print shop, told WSVN.

The fridge was stolen Tuesday just days before the group planned a Thanksgiving turkey drive, WPLG reported.

“Despite the Village (FREE)DGE being stolen last night, today’s Thanksgiving turkey giveaway was so beautiful and successful,” the group said on social media. “We did it guys.”

Jones has set up two more free fridge locations since opening the first one in August.