Oakwood Friends School students and Librarian TJ Lamanna stand in front of the Community Fridge

The Community Fridge is located at Adriance Memorial Library and can be accessed during library hours. 

Please follow the rules listed below.

  • All ingredients and allergens must be labeled.
  • All items must be labeled with an expiration date.
  • No items past their “Best Before” date.
  • No opened or partially eaten items.
  • No medicines.
  • No alcohol or illicit substances.
  • As a general rule, please do not donate anything that you wouldn’t want to eat yourself!

Some Things You Can Contribute:

  • Fruits and vegetables (fresh or frozen).
  • Water, juice, and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Ready-to-eat meals—many people need food that can be eaten as-is.
  • Single-serve containers (preferably microwave safe) / mason jars.
  • Bread and baked goods—all bread/baked goods must be kept inside the fridge.
  • All pantry items must be non-perishable and dry (canned goods, pasta, rice, sugar, flour).
  • Dairy and dairy alternatives.
  • Plant-based meat alternatives.
  • Hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, pads/tampons).

With any questions or concerns, contact Poughkeepsiecommunityfridge@gmail.com 

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Click here to read more about the project from the students’ front page article in the Poughkeepsie Journal.