It's not something you see everyday, a fridge outside that offers free food to New Yorkers.

Non-profits and grassroots organizations, including Community Solidarity, put the fridge in place to help the community before the outbreak of COVID-19.

Those living in an apartment at 133 Van Buren Street, where the fridge is located, keep an eye on it to make sure it stays stocked.  

They say it's a community effort where restaurants, grocery stores, and individuals all contribute.

"People need to help each other," said Thadeaus Umpster, the fridge caretaker. "The government is interested in bailing out big companies and airlines and what not. And we the people of Brooklyn, we need to help each other. We need to stand together."

Anyone is welcome to give or take at any time in the day.