Our first fridge is located near Endiro’s lower-level entrance, next to the Fox River.
29 W New York St
Aurora, IL 60506
FOR COMMUNITY FRIDGE MANAGERS
Click below to find the fridge manager checklist
Mutual aid not as a form of charity, but as a practice of reciprocal and collective community care.
Community Fridge Network in Chicago
This fridge is safety-checked at least once a day and cleaned at least once a week. Any item that doesn’t comply with the fridge rules will be removed.
We have volunteers that are food safety handling certified and PCQI (Preventative Controls Qualified Individual) certified.
Our fridge is bolted to the base of the shelter so it is safely secured.
WHAT CAN BE DONATED
All donated items can be dropped off at the fridge ANY TIME – no need to contact us. However, we ask that donors keep things tidy and clean up any messes they see or make (see fridge rules).
– All your donations are gratefully acknowledged –
WHAT CANNOT BE DONATED
Besides food, we also accept donations of
Community fridges provide easy access to fresh food with few barriers and restrictions.
Any food donated from a local restaurant should be sealed and accompanied by a purchased or prepared-by date. Any restaurant prepared food will be discarded after 7 days. Remember! No leftovers, please.
If you wish to cook food for the community fridge, please make sure to following these rules:
Any homemade meals not taken from the fridge will be disposed of after seven days.
Any homemade foods that do not follow our rules will be disposed of immediately.
MAKE A MONETARY DONATION
Help us continue to make this project sustainable. Your donation provides funds for additional community fridges or the purchase of fridge related food items when necessary.
Please add “Community Fridge” in the comment section of our donation form so that we can allocate your donation correctly. Thank you.
In order to make an offline donation we ask that you please follow these instructions:
Make a check payable to “Indivisible Aurora” and add “Community Fridge” on the Memo line
Please mail your check to:
3015 East New York St
Aurora, IL 60504
All donations are gratefully acknowledged.
Need more information, have a question, or interested in volunteering – send us a message!
Fridge #1 – Endiro Coffee
29 W New York St, Aurora, IL 60506
Located in the food courtyard,lower-level, next to the river.
It’s the perfect way to keep up-to-date with fridge needs.