Our mission at Neighborhood Fridge is to combat food insecurity and waste in underserved communities in Central FL by creating a decentralized network of community fridges and pantries.
We operate on the principles of mutual aid and solidarity, providing free access to healthy, fresh food, and other essentials to all members of the community regardless of socioeconomic status. We recognize that systemic barriers, food waste, climate change, unsustainable food systems, and inflation are key contributors to the persistence of food insecurity and poverty in our communities, disproportionately affecting B.I.P.O.C and low-income individuals.
To address these root causes, we practice mutual aid, by collaborating with local organizations and volunteers to build a more equitable and just food system. In addition to relying on donations from individuals and local businesses, we rescue food that would otherwise go to waste, reducing both hunger and food waste.