We have partnered with North Decatur Presbyterian Church to be location host for our solidarity fridge – providing space + electricity. Our solidarity fridge location was painted and constructed by a crew of community volunteers working together using donated used refrigerators + donated and/or purchased building materials.
Our community fridge is located at 611 Medlock Road, Decatur, GA 30033. It is planted outside of the church to allow 24/7, open access to free, fresh food. Anyone can put food in the fridge and anyone can take food out. We have removed all barriers and bullshit to helping those in-need by providing direct + immediate assistance. To share food with the community, simply go to a fridge and put the food inside (please be sure to follow our food donation guidelines).
Our fridge is filled and maintained by the community – FOR THE PEOPLE. FROM THE PEOPLE. This includes residents, businesses, nonprofits, churches, and more. To ensure our community fridge remains filled for our neighbors in-need, ATLFreeFridge also purchases food from grocery stores using monetary donations.
The name of our fridge, Korryn, is in honor of Black community family member Korryn Gaines, whose life was taken tragically too soon.
Our vision for ATLFreeFridge is that this social experiment will represent the challenges we must overcome as a society while being the manifestation of what’s possible when we all do a little.
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The solidarity fridge at North Decatur Presbyterian Church is named in honor of Korryn Shandawn Gaines (08/24/93 – 08/01/16).
On August 1, 2016, Baltimore County Police Department officers arrived at Korryn’s apartment in Randallstown, Maryland to serve her a warrant. Korryn was in the apartment with her five-year-old son and armed herself with a shotgun. A standoff between Korryn and police ensued. One police officer fired a shot and Korryn fired back with buckshot. Officers responded with three shots, hitting Korryn. Korryn’s five-year-old son, Kodi, survived being shot by police in the crossfire.