How can I donate food?
Our fridges belong to the community + are open 24/7/365. Anyone can contribute food to share with the community any time following our donation guidelines. No contact or permission is required. Simply go to the fridge location and put the food inside the fridge and/or pantry.
How long has ATL Free Fridge been an operating community fridge?
ATL Free Fridge grew from Free99Fridge, a social project that was started by Latisha Springer, MBA on July 19, 2020.
I don’t live in Atlanta, but I wanna support. What’s the best way to do that?
Please visit our SUPPORT page to learn all the ways you can aid this project from near and far.
Do you accept ___?
Our donation guidelines outline what is acceptable to contribute to our community fridges. Still unsure of whether the item that you’re wanting to contribute is acceptable? Ask yourself – “Is it edible?” If not, please find another organization to share your item with.
Why don’t you accept raw meat?
We do not accept raw meat because community fridges exist on a very thin line between legal/not legal. Raw meat puts us in a dangerous position to be flagged by government health agencies. We’re trying to keep ATL Free Fridge in ATL for our community.
I have a fridge I wanna donate. Do y’all accept fridge donations?
We sure do! All of our existing community fridges were gifted to us used by members of the community family. But, and however, we have all the fridges we can handle at this time and are not currently accepting fridge donations.
Which food items move the fastest? / What are the best items to contribute?
We don’t have any “most needed” items. We serve a very diverse community w/ various needs that are ever-changing. Don’t overthink it! Share some of your favorite foods! They’ll love it!
Are donations tax deductible?
The ATL Free Fridge is not a 501c3 nonprofit organization therefore direct donations are NOT tax deductible. However, ATL Free Fridge is affiliated with North Decatur Presbyterian Church, who is a 501c3 nonprofit. If needed, large donations can be provided to NDPC specifically for ATL Free Fridge. For more information, email us at ATLFreeFridge@gmail.com
How is ATL Free Fridge managed?
The fridge is managed by a team of volunteers who do an array of tasks from coordinating food distribution, maintaining the fridge, coordinating outreach with the community, and much more. The tasks and schedule are coordinated via Slack. Check out our SUPPORT page for more info on how to join.
How do I get a ATLFreeFridge in my city/neighborhood?
We are not taking on any new fridge locations at this time.
We need more community support to sustain existing locations
before having capacity to consider additional locations.
I need food. How do I apply to get some? Who do I need to talk to?
We do not require any applications or screening to get food. ATL Free Fridge locations are open 24/7/365 to all members of the community. Go to your nearest ATLFreeFridge and take what you need, friend. You do not need to be unhoused to utilize the fridges. All are welcome.
I’m not homeless. Can I still get food
out the fridges?
Our community fridges exist to support the community. You do
not have to be unhoused or meet any other obscure definition
of “needy” to take food from our fridges. All members of the
community are welcome to use any of the ATL Free Fridge locations. Please visit a ATL Free Fridge today and take what you need and/or want.
How do I start my own community fridge in my area?
The best way is to just START. Anyone can do a community fridge. It’s not hard. It is A LOT of work.