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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

A black refrigerator and pantry under a small yellow roof on the sidewalk outside of Soul & Smoke.

Local chefs donate meals to Soul Fridge during holiday season

November 29, 2023

The Soul Fridge, one of four fixtures of Evanston Community Fridges and standing outside of Soul & Smoke, will be filled with new meals this holiday season. Twelve chefs from Evanston and Chicago will...

Evanston Community Fridges is a mutual aid network that provides access to free food to residents throughout Evanston.

Evanston Community Fridges faces financial struggle, seeks donations to sustain free food access

November 16, 2023

On street corners and sidewalks across the city, passersby might notice colorful fridges, stocked with food for anyone who might need it.  But the group that manages these fridges is experiencing a...

A black refrigerator and pantry under a small roof on the sidewalk outside of Soul & Smoke.

As Evanston Community Fridges face increased demand, organizers call on community members to step up

January 8, 2023

All four of Evanston Community Fridges’ refrigerators were empty on Dec. 19, though two had been restocked just three days earlier.  Anna Grant-Bolton, Evanston Community Fridges’ outreach organizer,...

Hand holding a fridge in front of a brick wall, which reads “Evanston Community Fridge.”

As its co-founders depart, here’s what’s ahead for Evanston Community Fridges

October 25, 2022

Local organizers are continuing a collective effort to sustain a network of community fridges in Evanston after its co-founders transitioned out of their roles this past summer.  Though both organizers...

A black refrigerator under a small roof on the sidewalk outside of Soul & Smoke.

Evanston Community Fridges see increased demand, introduce new initiatives over the summer

July 19, 2022

Evanston resident Carrie Jackson had unopened nuts and guacamole left over from a party and wasn’t sure what to do with them. So she drove to the community fridge outside of Kombucha Brava and handed...

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