Located on the corner of 165th St. & Amsterdam Ave. outside Word Up Community Bookshop | Librería Comunitaria in Washington Heights, NYC
The People’s Fridge is everyone’s fridge! It is a place where we can always find food and a place where we can share food that we don’t need. It is a place where we can support each other and make sure that as many people are fed as possible. It's a place where we can find a snack and water when we’re hungry or thirsty. It’s a place where we can meet our neighbors and share recipes and stories. We should all treat this fridge as our own, making sure that when we take, we leave enough for others, and that when we give, we only give what we ourselves would eat! The fridge is organzied by community members in partnership with Word Up with some Word Up collective members being part of both.
The People’s Fridge accepts:
*Common Allergens: eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, milk, shellfish
If you are connected to a restaurant or bakery that wants to donate prepared food/meals, fresh juices, or any of the above, please contact us at email@example.com or DM @peoplesfridgewordup on Instagram
The People’s Fridge does NOT accept:
Make sure the food is food that you yourself would eat (dietary restrictions aside)!
Fridge Protocol and Community Guidelines
FAMALAM (Food, Agriculture, Mutual Aid, And Literature At La Morada) is an ongoing project that aims to nourish both body and mind by addressing the ever-present need for fresh food and accessible literature. The initiative is led by La Morada, an undocumented-family-owned and operated Oaxacan Restaurant in the South Bronx, Word Up Community Bookshop, Sugar Hill Community Fridge, The Peoples Peoples Fridge, and The People's Fridge at Word Up, all located in Uptown Manhattan. All of this was done in response to the lack of resources and support for marginalized communities, exacerbated and compounded by the pandemic.