Community fridges continue to pop up in the Des Moines Metro Area

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Community fridges have been popping up around the country as a way to make food more accessible and meet basic needs during the ongoing pandemic. Community fridges are vital in neighborhoods where traditional forms of food assistance are difficult to access.

Within the past year, four community fridge projects have emerged in the Des Moines Metro area.  The fridges are open 24/7 and there are no restrictions on who can take food or how much. If you are looking for food, or want to help support any of these four fridge projects, please use this resource as a way to get connected with a fridge! 

Sweet Tooth Community Fridge

Location: 1809 8th Street Des Moines 50314

Hours: Open 24/7

Who? Everyone

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/196364698709339

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweet_tooth_community_fridge/

Venmo: @community-fridge-dsm


North Des Moines Community Fridge

Location: 3613 59th Street Des Moines 50322

Hours: Open 24/7 

Who? Everyone

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NDSMCommunityfFridge

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/north_dsm_community_fridge/

Venmo: @NDSMCommunityFridge

Art Force Community Fridge

Location: Jung’s Oriental Food Store – 1140 E. 9th St. Des Moines, IA 50316

Hours: 24/7 

Who? Everyone 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artforceiowa

Community Youth Concepts Community Fridge
(Coming soon)

Location: 1446 Martin Luther King Jr Parkway 

The CY Concepts Community fridge is in the beginning stages, but will be installed early this summer. Produce from their recently redesigned garden will be added to the fridge as a way to serve the community more directly. Updates about the fridge can be found on the CY Concepts Facebook and Instagram pages.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/communityyouthconcepts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cyconcepts/

If you know of any updates or other community fridges in the area please reach out to lkimm@eatgreaterdesmoines.org!

Emma Gellerstedt

Emma Gellerstedt

Eat Greater Des Moines Intern