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The Love Fridge

The Love Fridge is a Chicago mutual aid group grounded in food, working to place community refrigerators across the city. We are powered by kindness, generosity, love, and the belief that being able to feed yourself is a right, not a privilege.

Contributors


The Love Fridge is all of us

Our contributors 467

Thank you for supporting The Love Fridge.

Eric Von Haynes

Admin

$1,266 USD

Radius

Core Contributor

$50 USD

Lisa Armstrong

Admin

$40 USD

Velma Smith

Admin

$20 USD

Risa Haynes

Core Contributor

James Wurm

Core Contributor

The Love Frid...

$31,721 USD

Treasures Jew...

Full Circle (Monthly Donation)

$17,500 USD

Conant Family...

Englewood Community Fridge ...

$10,000 USD

Joyce Foundation

$10,000 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Fund Disbursement

Category
Divested (fund disbursement)
from Hack Club to The Love Fridge
-$90,317.02 USD
Paid
Invoice #198693
-$1,027.18 USD
Rejected
Reimbursement #197683

Truck Repair and Support

Category
Equipment (purchase)
from James Wurm to The Love Fridge
-$332.80 USD
Paid
Reimbursement #197576
$
Today’s balance

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Total raised

$165,515.50 USD

Total disbursed

$165,515.50 USD

Estimated annual budget

$27,624.55 USD

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News from The Love Fridge

Updates on our activities and progress.

Year End Moment of Reflection

This year we launched the first solar fridge in our network, with a second planned for release in the spring. Several sites saw upgrades, and we were able to have community gatherings this summer to increase awareness of the Love fridge Net...
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Published on December 20, 2022 by Eric Von Haynes

Solar Fridge In Englewood

We’re excited to introduce Chicago's first solar-powered community fridge! In partnership with (...
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Published on September 18, 2022 by Eric Von Haynes

Fighting Food Insecurity With Love Fridges

Full Circle / The Love Fridge program featured on Newsy. The Love Fridge initiative: Full Circle was featured on a Newsy segment this week focused o...
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Published on November 22, 2021 by Eric Von Haynes

Conversations

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Love Fridge Network Updates 2023

Published on December 20, 2023 by Eric Von Haynes

What did The Love Fridge Chicago program accomplish during 2023? How did we use Funds?In 2023, we decided to allocate funds to purchase new refrigerators at specific locations as a trial to test their durability. Over the y...

Love Fridges seek to nourish Chicago communities with food and support

Published on September 15, 2022 by Eric Von Haynes

Love Fridges seek to nourish Chicago communities with food and support...

Sunday in Englewood

Published on September 15, 2022 by Eric Von Haynes

We’re excited to introduce Chicago's first solar-powered community fridge! In partnership with @nicole_taryn of @gettinggrowncollective and...

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Our Mission

The Love Fridge is a Chicago mutual aid collecitve
grounded in food, working to place community
refrigerators across the city. We are powered by
kindness, generosity, love, and the belief that
being able to feed yourself is a right, not a
privilege.
Our goal is to nourish our communities while
combating food scarcity and food waste, and
working with other like-minded community
partners.
“At the community refrigerators, neighbors are
welcome to take whatever they want and donate
what they don’t need. The motto is ‘you take 
what you need, leave what you can.’”

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Risa Haynes

Core Contributor

James Wurm

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