Madame Frigo's idea

You know how it is: your fridge is well stocked – then you spontaneously go out with friends or order a pizza. The things in your fridge increase, they wander to the back of the shelf, and finally land in the bin. It’s a shame: someone could have probably used what you bought. This is exactly where Madame Frigo’s communal fridges can help.

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How it works

The fridges are open to all interested persons as an exchange platform. Here you can put edible food that you no longer consume in the fridge at any time. And of course you can also take products home yourself. In this way, you can help to sustainably reduce food waste in Switzerland.


The fridges are accessible to everyone around the clock. There are no restrictions such as passwords or pad-locks.


Fruit and vegetables can be put loosely in the shelves. However, bread and sealed products have to put in a separate box. Products which are past their sell-by date (“Best before”), but not their expiry date (“Use be-fore”), are likewise welcome.


Local fridge patrons keep the fridges clean. Regular hygiene controls ensure that there’s no spoiled food.


Use of the fridge is at your own risk. Neither the persons operating the refrigerator nor the Madame Frigo Association hold any liability.

Join us!

Are you intrigued? You can find the next public fridge here. If you would like to be involved as a godfather or godmother in a Madame Frigo fridge, you can get in touch with us via the contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!