Tulsa Group Places New Community Fridge Near 11th, Peoria

Tuesday, November 30th 2021, 9:21 am

TULSA, Oklahoma -

A mutual aid group is placing community fridges in Tulsa neighborhoods. 

Project directors said the motto at the community fridge is "Take what you need…leave what you can."

Tulsa Community Fridge Project started in 2020 when a group of educators noticed food insecurity at their schools. 

So, they put a refrigerator in a community, full of food, and now they’ve added another at Center for Public Secrets, 573 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120.

It’s available to anyone and everyone 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and no ID is needed. 

The fridge will usually be stocked with items like dairy products, frozen foods, ready to eat meals — last week it was even filled with Thanksgiving meals. 

Organizers said this is all based on the mutual aid model — when neighbors are constantly helping each other. 

They said they need the community's help identifying neighborhoods in need to place more refrigerators. 

“Anybody who identifies a need in their neighborhood that says, ‘I think that people in my neighborhood need to have access to free food’ if you have a business or if you just honestly have an outdoor outlet — that’s all it takes,” said Ana Barros, Tulsa Community Fridge Project. 

The organizers said they are always accepting donations. 

If you have any food you would like to donate they said just go place it in the fridge. 

Click Here to learn more about Tulsa Community Fridge Project.