The first plant-based community fridge is now operational in New York City, according to AMNY. Located in NoHo, the fridge is painted with a “New York: What are you fighting for?” tag alongside a raised fist.

 

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The fridge is a team effort between Vegan Activist Alliance, Artists Athletes Activists, Chilis on Wheels New York, and Overthrow Boxing Club. The installation opened at 9 Bleeker Street on February 7. The community is thrilled.

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Co-founder of Vegan Activist Alliance Eloisa Trinidad told amNewYork Metro, “There is this preconceived notion that somebody who is in need doesn’t care what they are eating because they are trying to make sure they are not hungry. We really need to get away from that perspective. We have come across people who have all types of illnesses that need to eat healthy. We had someone come all the way from New Jersey because he is plant-based and can’t afford food.”

You can make a donation to keep the fridge going on Venmo here.

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