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In July 2020, Dr. Michelle Nelson launched the Mama-Tee Community Fridge Project, which now spans 18 locations with 60+ devoted volunteers. Supporting food-insecure neighbors, the fridges are replenished weekly, with food available on a first-come, first-served basis, ensuring equitable access for all.
The Mama-Tee Community Fridge Project places refrigerators in predominately public spaces where individuals can donate excess food and others can freely take what they need. It operates on a mutual aid basis, relying on the collective efforts of volunteers and donors to stock the fridge and make it accessible to those facing food insecurity.
Mutual aid is a collective approach where individuals in a community support each other's needs through voluntary cooperation. It is important as it fosters solidarity, and resilience, and addresses systemic gaps. A community fridge is an innovative form of mutual aid, providing accessible food support, reducing stigma, and empowering communities to take care of their own.
**Mama-Tee Fridges are replenished weekly, with food available on a first-come, first-served basis, ensuring equitable access for all. Neighbors are welcome to donate excess food at any time. The Mama-Tee Community Fridge Project operates through the generosity and availability of volunteers and food partners.
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