FNB meeting notes synopsis:
Meeting at 830, Bernard's home, with delicious Ratatouille dinner. In attendance: Bernard, Heather Haskins, Lisa Gonzalez, Roger Guerrero, and Sara Zalek. To discuss next steps for changeX donation.
The temple has now offered their storage shed in the back of their building for the community fridge. We plan to upgrade and prepare the space and bring at least 2 fridges over there once the new fridge is installed in the garage on Cortland. Bernard will contact Neil, a good handyman, to consult on materials, labor, and cost. Materials will be purchased with credit card, Heather or Randy can use.
The new fridge is arriving between 10a-2p on Monday, we have reached out to FNB community to help tilt and out castors on it. Bernard, Heather and Sara will clean the garage on Monday morning at 10a.
Unlocking the remaining $1500 means collecting data ASAP.
The pastor on the south side we have been in touch with has offered to host community fridge at his church, Heather will call him to confirm. He will need to collect simple data on how much food is being delivered, consumed, (40-50Lbs of food per box, how many boxes per week)
Should we also collect type of food? This could be a simple form as well, but maybe overkill.
The van in the temple parking lot needs to be dealt with. We need a mechanic ( Toran) to look at it and assess what needs to be done to get it running.
Community fridge name suggestion, "Les fridges du Cœur" all present in the meeting in favor of name and decision to become IL non profit which is a simple 1 page form and $50 fee.
Signage needs to be created for fridge areas, with basic information, the team will create a shared document to create. Locations so far are in the front on the gate, welcome sign for the shed door, please respect space and cleanliness inside. Signs in several languages: Spanish, Vietnamese and Polish and English. Flyers also will be made to post in community locations, reading " free lunch" " grab and go" for example.
A few side notes:
No meat at Temple fridge, meat can go to the Southside location or to drivers.
The FNB garage needs to stay cleaner.
Need a gatekeeper to unlock and lock the temple gate daily.