Frequently Asked Questions
What food items can I donate?
All produce and non-perishables such as cans, pasta, rice, breads. Dairy, products (including eggs) and packaged meals are also appreciated. PPE such as masks and hand sanitizer and reusable bags are also welcomed! We do not accept raw meat, unlabeled meals, alcohol, or anything that is opened, rotted or expired.
If I make a donation, what will my money be used for?
100% of the donations we receive are re-invested in the fridge and the community. Donations are used to purchase groceries and purchase cleaning supplies for the fridge. Donations in the past have also been used for necessary household items such as can openers.
How is Germantown Community Fridge different than other food banks?
The fridge offers perishable items such as fruits, vegetables, meals and dairy products in addition to the non-perishable items that most traditional food banks offer. Anyone can also take food from the fridge, no signup or paperwork needed.
Are there other community fridges located throughout the city?
Yes there are! There are many locations throughout the city of Philadelphia run by many different people. You can check out where other fridges are located using this link here.