NYC Teen Starts Community Refrigerator For Her Neighbors

A brightly-painted refrigerator hums on a well-trafficked corner of Washington Heights, a neighborhood in northern Manhattan. It’s called the Uptown Fridge, and it serves as a place for people to drop off food they don’t need— and to pick up the food that they do.

The Uptown Fridge was organized by Carolina Cortes, a 19-year-old college student who lives in the neighborhood. "Food is a right, not a privilege," Cortes tells Inside Edition in the video above.

"The uptown fridge is place where people can literally come grab food and drop food off. We want to make this a safe space for people if they need food or want to look out for their neighbor" she says about her community effort.

Click here to check out "The Uptown Fridge" Instagram page.

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