A community fridge is a fridge (generally on a sidewalk/ outside) open to the public 24/7 which allows for the sharing of food. The goal is less food waste and easy access to fresh and nutritious food from anyone for everyone.
Each fridge should have a team of volunteers, resources, and an abundance of creative minds at work to help their community fill them up. From hosts, to organizers, to volunteers who transport, maintain, and make the fridge a safe resource for their neighborhoods - everyone involved plays a vital role.
Nope! We operate completely independently of any city organization and we have no affiliation with any existing programs.
Nope! What we do isn’t charity. We are your neighbors and what we are doing is showing our love for our community through mutual aid.
Mutual aid is when members of a community take on the responsibility of caring for one another.
We are a non-hierarchical group no one is in charge of anyone else. We by no means run any fridges, each is autonomous and led by their own organizer/host. However, we are part of a greater network and work tirelessly to contribute and fill the fridges as often as we are capable.
You can Venmo us @thefridgegirls to make a direct contribution to our initiative, or feel free to contact us about other possibilities!
100% of our direct monetary donations go into addressing the needs of the community fridges in the Bronx and Uptown Manhattan. Our merchandise supports the BIPOC businesses that lovingly create for us. After paying for services rendered, all remaining funds go to the fridges, initiatives, & supplies for events. We are fully transparent, post receipts, & are happy to answer any further questions you might have.