Medford College Student Creates Community Fridge For Those In Need

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MEDFORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Bridgewater State senior Kellie Irvin says she's just filling an urgent need — community hunger in Medford.

That need drove Irvin to come up with the idea for the LOPH (Love OverPowers Hate) Community Fridge in Medford Square. The name comes from Irvin's clothing brand.

"It's so much worse than people think, honestly. And I feel like a fridge in Medford is perfect, and so far its helped so many people," she said.

People come to the fridge to drop off food they don't want and the needy take what they need. The fridge went live about two weeks ago.

It sits in a giant divided pantry box painted with fruit in Medford Square, complete with a carrot made out of a Coke bottle as a handle. Non-perishables sit on the pantry shelves, with fresh food inside. Students at Medford Vocational Tech helped build the little station.

She plans to stock the pantry with gloves and hats during the winter months.

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