New Fridge Opens To Feed The Food-Insecure Children In Harlem

People in Harlem who need something to eat can find free, fresh, nutritious food in a new community fridge that opened this week.

The fridge is on West 134th Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard.

It is run by Harlem Grown, a nonprofit that has converted dozens of vacant lots into urban farms, helping nourish food-insecure children.

Stocked with produce, sealed store-bought items and even recipes, the fridge is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

People are urged to take whatever they need — or give what they can reports Patch.

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Community fridges began popping up around the city last year as a way for New Yorkers to help their neighbors stay well-fed despite widespread job loss and illness during the coronavirus pandemic.

Other nearby fridges include the Harlem Community Fridge at 116th Street and Manhattan Avenue; Community Fridge 120MMM at 86 West 120th St.; and the Peoples Peoples Fridge at 908 St. Nicholas Ave.

To support the fridge, donate to Harlem Grown or stop by in person to drop off food items.

Photo credit: The fridge is on West 134th Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard — in front of the Harlem Grown greenhouse. (Courtesy of Harlem Grown)

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