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2022 Best Community Fridge

Mama-Tee Fridge

Since the pandemic, Michelle Nelson has been working to combat the city’s food insecurity problem with this Black women-led initiative that’s already garnered national buzz. The concept is simple yet powerful: Neighbors can donate and/or help themselves to the fresh produce stored at any of the designated fridges across the city. The project has seen rising success, with more than 15 fridges spread across the city, from Nicetown to Kingsessing. Donors have filled the organization’s GoFundMe coffers with nearly $80,000, which goes to stocking the fridges. Read More »


2022 Best Uplifting Gesture

The Eagles’ Big Give

In January, the Eagles and the NFL Foundation donated $100,000 worth of sports bras to Leveling the Playing Field, the team’s nonprofit partner — enough to provide one to every female athlete in need in the Philly school district. The donation coincided with the announcement of the organization’s launch of a brand-new 15-team high-school girls’ flag football league, complete with Nike uniforms and official NFL Flag equipment kits for the 15 participating public and Catholic schools. Read More »