Where are all the fridges located?
As of 08/24/22, there are 6 fridges located around Denver:
- Globeville, Fort Greene Bar:
321 E. 45th Ave., Denver, CO 80216
- Five Points, BEE Sweet:
2830 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
- Five Points, Front Range Behavior Associates
3405 N. Downing St., Denver, CO 80205
- Sunnyside, Huckleberry Roasters:
4301 N. Pecos St., Denver, CO 80211
- Capitol Hill, First Baptist Church/Lost City Coffee:
1375 North Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203
- Five Points, Heart & Hand Center
2758 Welton St., Denver, CO 80205
New locations coming soon! Download our most current map here!
What are the operation hours of the fridges?
The Denver Community Fridges at ALL locations are open 24/7 to the public.
What are the guidelines/rules for visiting a fridge?
As you interact with the fridges, please be mindful of the following:
We do not tolerate calling the city/police on any of the community members at the fridges. We do not call upon a system that harms us. Instead, we strongly encourage you to check out these alternatives.
What items could be donated?
- We do accept fresh produce, dairy items, non-perishable pantry items, & provisioned prepared meals. Produce gives folks agency over their meals as they get to decide what to make with them. Prepared meals are in great demand for our unhoused community members!
- Prepared meals cannot be homemade, but they can be prepared meals from grocery stores, restaurants, and other commercial/food safety regulated kitchens (e.g. frozen meals, lunchables, salads, deli sandwiches, or any meal that has been prepared/purchased from a licensed kitchen)
- Do not bring rotting food, over-expired products, or things that you yourself would not eat. This is a way for us to take care of one another and the donations you bring should have intention behind them. Bring things people want and need. Don’t be afraid to donate fancy items llike spices and broth as well, alongside yummy pantry items!
- We do not accept raw meat at any of our fridges. Fridges are being opened consistently and we want to avoid any chance of foodborne sickness .
Can clothing be donated?
Glove, scarves, & small clothing items that can easily fit on pantries & shelves are great but unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to hold large amounts of clothing donations.
Check out these Denver groups that do have the capacity & regularly host opportunities to collect clothings:
– Mutual Aid Denver (@mutualaiddenver)
– Help on Every Street H.O.E.S. (@helponeverystreet)
– Boulder Valley Mutual Aid (@bouldervalleymutualaid)
– Women for the Revolution (@womenfortherevolution)
How can I get involved?
For starters, THANK YOU! We couldn’t do all of this work without you all. Here are a couple ways you could be a part of the DCF team:
- Bring food + meals to the fridges
- Organize + clean the inside/outside of a fridge
- Get rid of expired items inside fridge
- Volunteer as point person for a fridge
- Helping with transportation
- Using your carpentry skills to build structures for fridges
- Donate a fridge
- Paint a fridge
- Host a fridge
How can I sign up to volunteer?
Check out our volunteer tab for all of the information to getting started!
Where do I sign up to host a fridge?
The Google Form can be found here!
What is a community fridge?
Community fridges are a type of mutual aid project where local businesses and community members drop off fresh fruit, vegetables and prepared meals to support combating food insecurity within the community.
What is mutual aid?
Mutual aid is a form of community organizing where people, not institutions, take on the responsibility of caring for one another.
Mutual aid projects are a form of political participation in which people take responsibility for caring for one another and changing political conditions. Solidarity, not charity.