Civic and Community Engagement

Want to start a community fridge? Here’s how to do it.

Since the start of the pandemic, more than a dozen community fridges in Philly have opened to help alleviate the deepening and long-existing systems of racism and oppression that contribute to food insecurity in the city. Sometimes known as “freedges,” community fridges are a type of mutual aid project that offer fresh fruit and vegetables, prepared meals and non-perishable items that are free for all and can be accessed through an outdoor refrigerator at any time. | From: The Philadelphia Citizen (Read more.)

Civic and Community Engagement

Offering pandemic solutions calls for flexibility.

When problems like financial or food insecurity surfaced, people found solutions. By now, we have three covid vaccines, Philadelphia has fully vaccinated more than 140,000 people, and the city is beginning to introduce more lenient social distancing requirements. And a question for communities is, are the grassroots solutions still needed as we move forward? | From: Germantown InfoHub (Read more.)