February 8, 2021
The community fridge, from Eat.Share.Give is the first of it’s kind in Billings. It comes from a belief that our community members should have access to nutritious meals, regardless of ability to pay. The refrigerator, stocked with ready-to-eat meals and accessible to all. Harper & Madison is just one of many local restaurants who are providing food and beverage donations to the fridge.
Kirks Grocery is a fitting location for the first community fridge; currently a performance space and art gallery in downtown Billings, as it was the site of one of the community’s first grocers. The Kirk brothers opened the business in the early 1900s on Minnesota Avenue and ran the grocery store until 1936. The fridge has been decorated by Emily Davidson with deities representing the bounty of harvest, the celebration of feast, and the sacred nature of food. The March 5 opening will also feature many more of Emily’s otherworldly works of art.