by 201 supporters
Hello! My name is Flavia and I am raising funds to start a community fridge in Somerville, Massachusetts. I have seen so many of these amazing fridges on social media in New York, California, and recently one in Boston. I absolutely love this idea and would love for there to be *FREE FOOD* accessible to our community, ran by our community. All donations will be used to purchase groceries, materials to build a protective shed, and anything to keep the fridge clean. The location will be accessible and anyone will be able to take free food 24/7. This is a fantastic way to combat both food insecurity and food waste!
If you aren't totally sure, a community fridge is a refrigerator that has food available for members of the community to take as they please. Anyone can leave food. Anyone can take food. You can take as much as you need and you can give as much as you are able. I would also love to have a shelf/bins with extras such as socks, toothbrushes/toothpaste, pads/tampons, canned foods, pasta, rice, beans, etc; available.
If at this moment you are not able to donate, that is okay! Please spread the word and share this givebutter link so we can work towards decreasing the food insecurity within the community of Somerville (and hopefully inspire other cities to follow)! Follow us and dm on instagram @somervillecommunityfridge if you have any questions or are interested in getting involved!
While we do still have a GOFUNDME account, we heard about how much better GIVEBUTTER is because they take less in fees, so we would love to receive donations here!
Thank you so much for reading, sharing, and supporting the Somerville community fridge project!