One is hidden in the alley behind a used bookstore. Another is tucked in the corner of a Mexican-Korean fusion restaurant. A third is proudly displayed along the sidewalk near a local art gallery. Most are on the South Side of Chicago, some on the West Side, and a few are scattered throughout the middle. They are painted by local artists living in the same neighborhoods. All are vibrant and brightly colored — turquoise, red, orange, or light blue. Some are clean, some dirty. Some are emptied and filled multiple times each day, and some are mostly emptied. A few are accompanied by pantries brimming with dry beans and canned soups. Many say “Comida Gratis” or “Free Food” while others say “The Love Fridge.” A few say both. There are 24 of these refrigerators scattered throughout the city of Chicago, and all have been given a second chance to serve a bigger purpose.