Stolen Brownsville community fridge quickly replaced thanks to donors

Organizers say the original community fridge was stolen just three days after it was unveiled.

News 12 Staff

Jan 25, 2023, 10:42 PM

Updated 508 days ago

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A student-run community fridge that was stolen from a Brownsville middle school on Monday was quickly replaced thanks to the help of local donors.
Organizers say the original community fridge was stolen just three days after it was unveiled.
However, the community came together and donated two new fridges and stocked them with healthy meals. News 12 was told two more fridges are also on the way.
Student Alisha Antonetti had the idea to start the program as she worked in her school’s farm to help grow the vegetables that are included in the donated meals. Students also work to prepare and cook meals for those in need.
Antonetti says when she heard the fridge was stolen Monday it became even more apparent how much the project is needed in her community.
“Not many kids eat the salad from the school, so I decided that if we are not going to eat it, I know families are in need and they will eat it. This project wasn't just meant for me. It was meant for everyone…I'm really ecstatic to see people actually love to donate,” she says.
The newly donated community fridges are located on Glenmore Avenue and are open to anyone in need.


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