Community supports ‘Village (FREE)DGE’ after theft threatened operation

MIAMI – Thanks to generous donors, two holiday grinches couldn’t stop Sherina Jones’ Village (FREE)DGE community operation in Miami’s Liberty City.

Donors have replaced the refrigerator that two thieves stole from the sidewalk next to the Roots Collective Black House clothing store last week, along Northwest Seventh Avenue.

Jones, an esthetician who owns the Snob Beauty Box, wants the South Florida community to make sure that anyone in the Miami neighborhood who is hungry and can’t afford food during the pandemic will be able to quickly pick something up that is both fresh and healthy.

Jones, a cancer survivor, started the community project with the help of dozens of donors on Aug. 10. She and a team of volunteers are ambitious and they aim to maintain more Village (FREE)DGE locations in neighborhoods that are in need.

For more information about how to support the project in Liberty City, visit the Roots Black House site.

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Alex Finnie joined the Local 10 News team in May 2018. South Florida is home! She was raised in Miami and attended the Cushman School and New World School of the Arts for high school.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.