Kalliolan Setlementti & partners

Kalliolan Setlementti is our main partner with daily activities. Keru Community Fridge is located at the premises of Kalliolan Setlementti (address: Neighbourhood spaces, Sturenkatu 11, Helsinki). Other partners include HOK-Elanto, Ruohonjuuri, Kallio Cultural Network, Dodo ry, Friends of Earth ry, Restaurant Loop. From Waste to Taste ry, Gold&Green Foods Ltd, Ice Dream Bike Oy etc.

Friends & volunteers

The Keru community fridge is a non-profit project run by its core team members and volunteers. We welcome everyone to work on a voluntary basis with us. We can offer new learning experiences as part of our international team. Keru’s activities can also be supported in various ways such as by donating one’s own surplus food into the Kerukaappi or by sharing information on Keru project and events.

Shops, Cafes & Restaurants

We receives most of our food donations from nearby shops, cafés and restaurants. We collect food donations everyday. Please, contact Waste Food Crew team members if your company wishes to become a surplus food donor for Keru community fridge.

Helsinki Design Week

Keru community fridge project and our opening event were a part of the Helsinki Design Week 2018 programme. The largest design festival in the Nordic countries was held from 6–16 September 2018. Keru Circular Economy Workshop day was a part of the Helsinki Design Week 2019 program.


The city of Helsinki awarded two grants for starting the project and to cover its expenses. Grafia ry has supported project by covering communication material costs. TAH foundation has awarded a grant for the logistics expenses and concept development & modelling – results will be published in 2020. In case you are interested in supporting Keru or participating in the project as a collaborator, please contact Waste Food Crew.