Rondout Community Fridge

now open 24/7

A Community Fridge and Pantry housed outside of Blackbird Infoshop & Café, 587 Abbel Street in Kingston NY.

What's a Community Fridge?

A Community Fridge is a type of mutual aid project that enables food to be shared within a community.

Food is available for free and community members can drop off and pick up food as needed. ⁠

The Community Fridge at Blackbird is open 24/7. Stop by anytime to donate, or take any food you need.

Located at 587 Abeel Street (x Dunn St.), "Kingston, NY" ⁠⁠

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Interested in helping out? Read on about the roles we’ll need filled:⁠

Donate Food⁠

Now that the fridge is in place, it needs to be stocked. Those interested in donating food can pick up a little extra on your trips to the store and drop it off, connect with local markets and restaurants to coordinate donation pickups, or donate home-cooked meals. Every little bit helps (just make sure to check the donation guidelines first).⁠

Volunteer to Check On It⁠

The Rondout Community Fridge is 100% Volunteer-operated. We want to make sure the fridge is operational, stocked, and in a sanitary state. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out.

We look forward to working with the Rondout community in this way and encourage you to get involved in a way that works for you!

Questions? Interested in helping out? Email

  • ✓ Acceptable Donations

    ✓ Fruits & vegetables (Fresh & Frozen)⁠

    ✓ Milk⁠, Yogurt⁠, Cheese & Butter⁠

    ✓ Eggs

    ✓ Homemade foods (labeled with ingredients & date made)

    ✓ Pantry foods⁠⁠ & canned goods

    ✓ Bulk foods⁠⁠ in sealed containers

  • ✕ Unacceptable Donations

    ✕ Food that’s expired/spoiled⁠

    ✕ Food that has been opened or partially used⁠ at all

    ✕ Anything you wouldn’t eat yourself⁠

    ✕ Leftovers

    ✕ Alcohol⁠

Donate directly to the Fridge Fund

If you’d prefer to make a monetary donation instead of food, please either click the donate button below, email or Venmo @blackbirdinfoshop – All donated money will be used to buy food and other goods for the fridge. Receipts available upon request.

Click the Donate Button to Contribute to the Community Fridge