Hi, my grandmother is in a nursing home with a community fridge. She was admitted because among other things she had stopped wanting to cook or even heat up meals that we brought for her and because of this was not eating enough. We often bring her little treats of things she liked to eat at home (when she was making food for herself). She does enjoy them but often can't eat the whole thing. Because of all of our schedules most of the family visits her around a meal time when she does not want what we bring because she has already eaten so we put it in the community fridge with her name and the date so that if someone is visiting her in the evening she can have a snack before bed, which happens at least three times a week. Recently every item we bring her, plus the container it is in, has been stolen. We put something in the fridge, even attempt to hide it behind other things or in the crisper and when we come back the next day it is gone. I have asked the staff about this and am told they will check into it but nothing has been done. I believe the residents are taking her food but she is not allowed a personal fridge and the staff cannot monitor the community fridge. We have a hard time just bringing a small amount of something because sometimes she wants a lot if she did not like her dinner and then we feel we are depriving her. The facility does have a snack cart for other residents that are still hungry so they should not be so hungry that they are taking her food as well. I understand that many people there do not know what they are doing but it is very frustrating. Often we come from work and it is hard for us to carry ice cream or things that need to be kept cold. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prevent food theft?