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Open Collective

Worcester Community Fridges

Worcester Community Fridges organizes a network of free food fridges through out Worcester, MA. We are a mutual aid collective working collaboratively towards food justice.

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Financial Contributions

Goal

Fund hot meals for the neighbors affected by the November 2022 Plumley Village fire. Read more

$5,001.86 USD of $6,050 USD raised (83%)

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+ 41
Goal

Support the next community fridge at St. Matthew's Parish! Read more

$2,685.73 USD of $2,000 USD raised (134%)

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+ 17
Recurring contribution
Snack Attack

Provide 2 ready-to-go meals for the fridge!

$10 USD / month

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+ 16
Recurring contribution
Food Fight

Eggs, milk, and butter - oh my!

$50 USD / month

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+ 2
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Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Fill the fridge with veggies, fruits, and maybe chocolate :)

$100 USD / month

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Custom contribution
Donation
Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

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+ 161

Projects

Support the following initiatives from Worcester Community Fridges.

Project
Cooking hot meals for 60 neighbors at Worcester's temporary winter shelter on Pleasant St.

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Worcester Community Fridges is all of us

Our contributors 183

Thank you for supporting Worcester Community Fridges.

Maria

Admin

$354 USD

paninma

Core Contributor

$275 USD

Jessica

Core Contributor

$50 USD

Andrew McGrath

Core Contributor

$50 USD

Kayla Specht

Admin

$22 USD

Antonio

Core Contributor

Karen

Core Contributor

UMMH-OCI-PIF ...

Core Contributor

Daina F.

Core Contributor

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

-$172.83 USD
Approved
Reimbursement #122315
Monthly financial contribution to Worcester Community Fri...

Credit from Sam Davidson-Weiss to Worcester Community Fridges

+$10.00USD
Completed
Contribution #530667
Monthly financial contribution to Worcester Community Fri...

Credit from Guest to Worcester Community Fridges

+$25.00USD
Completed
Contribution #607076
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Today’s balance

$7,960.84 USD

Total raised

$28,981.88 USD

Total disbursed

$21,021.04 USD

Estimated annual budget

$33,259.81 USD

About


Worcester Community Fridges believes having daily access to fresh food is a human right. In Worcester, 15% of families, have identified as living with food insecurity. While navigating the Covid-19 pandemic, these numbers have risen significantly within our city. Community fridges are open 24/7, leaving no barriers in the way of someone accessing free food. 

According to a 2010 USDA study, there is approximately 133 billion pounds of food that is wasted and sent to land fills annually. With 1 in 7 children in the United States living in food insecure homes, wondering where their next meal will come from, the amount of food waste produced in this country is an act of violence. Within our organizing efforts, we partner with farms, grocers, and local restaurants to rescue food that would other wise be thrown away. In organizing these food rescue missions, we ensure that neighbors will be able to access free, fresh, food daily. Our free food initiative is rooted in mutual aid, meaning this is a fully community run operation with the goal of developing community resilience and ultimately liberation from the power structures that are designed to oppress and regulate us. This is mutual aid, not charity. The goal of a community fridge is empowerment and building long term relationships with community members. 

We have four community fridge locations across the city: 
  • Fantastic Pizza, 910 Main St, Worcester, MA 
  • The Printer Building, 44 Portland St, Worcester, MA
  • Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, 16 Brooks St, Worcester, MA
  • Union Hill School, 42 South St, Worcester, MA
To learn more about food guidelines and how to donate, please visit us at www.worcestercommunityfridges.com or email us at [email protected]

Our team

Maria

Admin

paninma

Core Contributor

Jessica

Core Contributor

Andrew McGrath

Core Contributor

Antonio

Core Contributor

Karen

Core Contributor

UMMH-OCI-PIF ...

Core Contributor

Daina F.

Core Contributor

Cotyledon Farm

Core Contributor

Kerri

Admin

Mint Kitchen ...

Core Contributor

Nicole M.

Core Contributor

Karen C.

Core Contributor

R. C.

Core Contributor

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News from Worcester Community Fridges

Updates on our activities and progress.

Woo Fridge Mid-Year Update (2022)

Artwork by Andrew Romano, Clark University as part of the 2022 Spring CSA Initiative. Alternate text: Digital painting of a silver spoon in front of vibrantly colored yellow, orange, and green produce (cherries, carrot, peach, pear...
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Published on September 25, 2022 by Julia Rose