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Community Fridges in Madison

By the community, for the community.

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Madison Community Fridges (MCF) is an organization run by the community that supplies free, fresh food to locals in need. Madisonians can find the fridge at 944 E. Gorham St., stocked and maintained by volunteers.

Get involved

MCF is seeking volunteers to perform fridge wellness checks and go on food runs.

  • Wellness checks | Bring your own cleaning supplies. Wipe the interior and dispose of expired, opened, or not allowed items. Assure that the temperature is within 32-38 degrees.
  • Food runs | MCF will reimburse grocery store purchases up to $250-300. After stocking, take pictures of the fridge and your receipt. Send photos to MCF on Facebook, Instagram, or via email. Include your Venmo handle to be reimbursed within 24-48 hours.

Dos and don’ts


  • Leftovers
  • Raw meat
  • Alcohol
  • Pet supplies
  • Medication
  • Clothing


  • Prepared food — sealed, dated, ingredient list.
  • Unopened pet food
  • Diapers
  • Unopened personal hygeine products