Published on: Saturday, February 6, 2021 News Alert

First “Feed The Fridge” In Maryland: Free Meal Program In Takoma Park


Food insecurity has been at a rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Medium Rare restaurant owner Mark Bucher has launched a new program to decrease food insecurity. Bucher is an entrepreneur, restaurant owner, advocate, and now founder of the Feed the Fridge Program!

How does it work?

Each refrigerator is filled with between 25 and 100 meals a day, Monday through Friday. The meals are sourced from high quality restaurants throughout the DC area who provide a variety of cuisines. Made fresh each day with each meal including — 30% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 30% vegetable.  For more information about the program click here.

Need a meal? Just walk right up and help yourself! No questions! No Sign-ups! Grab as much as you need!


  • Feed the Fridge is teaming up with theCity of Takoma Park and Montgomery County Council, to expand Feed the Fridge’s efforts, placing refrigerators stocked with free and fresh meals across Maryland to help students and others facing food insecurity.
  • Feed the Fridge has installed 19 refrigerators at recreation centers around Washington D.C. and Maryland. Ultimately, each fridge is stocked with over 100 meals per day. Students, and others in need, are invited to walk up and receive meals. No registration nor questions asked.
  • As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Bucher’s “We Care” charity raises money through donations to pay restaurants to provide the daily meals, offering a lifeline to the beleaguered local restaurant industry while confronting the food emergency. It’s a win-win for struggling restaurants and hungry children across the nation’s capital.


Takoma Park Recreation Center
7315 New Hampshire Ave,
Takoma Park, MD 20912

When does it launch?

Starting Monday, February 8, 2021. Students, seniors and others in need are invited to walk up to the refrigerator and help themselves. No questions.