Hero: Latisha Springer
Latisha Springer created the grassroots mutual aid organization Free99Fridge to help combat food insecurity in Atlanta. Community fridges AKA solidarity fridges, are often donated and set up outside local businesses. Each fridge is open 24/7 offering free food and powered by the people. Free99Fridge provides produce and non-perishable food at no cost to anyone who wants or needs it— fighting hunger while also preventing food waste. Her first community fridge launched in West End with more locations popping up all over Atlanta. Free99Fridge operates on what is known as a mutual aid model. This differs from a traditional charity with the goal of empowerment. For the people, from the people.
Artist: Lauren Stumberg
Lauren Pallotta Stumberg, @thinkgreatly, is an Atlanta-based muralist, artist and advocate. Her work often uses patterns alongside abstracted portraiture and symbolism. After moving to Atlanta in 2012, Stumberg founded Think Greatly, an arts incubator designed to help neighborhood projects and advance female-driven collaborations. In 2017, she received the Emerging Artist Award from the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.
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