Founded by two Mott Haven 6th-grade teachers in response to witnessing widespread food insecurity among their students' families, Mott Haven Fridge is an outdoor, freestanding refrigerator providing community members with 24/7, no-questions-asked access to fresh produce and other basic essentials. The fridge is stocked by donations from individuals, local businesses and community partners and cleaned and maintained by a grassroots network of community volunteers. With accolades from Bronxnet, News12, NY1, ABC7, WNYC, and CNN, the Mott Haven Fridge is a lifeline and beacon of hope for a community plagued by food insecurity.
In spite of its warm community reception, Mott Haven Fridge is in desperate need of donations and volunteers to survive the winter season and expand its reach to more Mott Haven families in need. Visit www.motthavenfridge.com to volunteer, donate, and follow on social media!