19-Year-Old New Yorker Starts ‘Uptown Fridge’ to Help Feed Her Community

July 7, 2020

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 told Inside Edition Digital.


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