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Jul 19, 2024

This photo essay is part of our series on Community Fridges. Photography by Emma Kazaryan. In February 2020, Thadeaus Umpster opened his first community fridge—right in front of the building where he lives in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. Since then, he’s helped many others find fridges and organize donations. He calls it an an anarchist network […]

Jul 19, 2024

When Yvonne Martinez shops for her weekly allotment of food from the Skyview Elementary and Middle School Pantry in Anaheim, California, her box isn’t filled with nearly expired canned goods. Instead, it’s brimming with in-season fruits and vegetables that were harvested less than 25 miles away.  The selection has not only introduced Martinez to new […]

This article is part of our series on Community Fridges. So, you want to get involved in a community fridge, but you’re not sure where to start. You’ve come to the right place. Finding a fridge You can search for a fridge in your neighborhood with databases like this one from Freedge. You might have […]

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También hemos publicado este artículo en español. Para leerlo en español, haga clic aquí.  ... (more)

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Lena Beck
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Emily Baron Cadloff
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