What did you have for dinner last night? Did you finally get around to cooking those beets from Boston Organics? Or maybe you picked up something delicious from a winter farmers’ market? Or stopped by a great restaurant in your neighborhood?
Here in Greater Boston, we have so many wonderful sources of fresh, delicious food right at our doorsteps, it’s easy to forget that getting dinner on the table is a real challenge for many of our neighbors.
As a supporter of Food For Free, you already know that the emergency food system is overworked. But did you realize that nearly 8% of the population of Eastern Massachusetts has used a food pantry or community meal program in the last year?
As more people have turned to food pantries and meal programs in the last few years, more of these programs have turned to Food For Free. And, your support makes it possible for Food For Free to serve more people than ever before.
In 2013, your support will:
* Distribute more than 1 million pounds of rescued and purchased food to 85 local food programs
* Bring food pantries an additional 700,000 pounds of food from the Greater Boston Food Bank through the Transportation Partnership Program, which delivers GBFB food to food programs that lack their own transportation
* Rescue 100,000 pounds of produce from local farms, and help Boston Area Gleaners bring the crops they glean to people at risk for hunger
* In partnership with Boston Organics, expand our Home Delivery program to reach 85 low-income seniors and people with disabilities each month
* Harvest over 5,000 pounds of vegetables from our own beds at Field of Greens
Your support of Food For Free translates into fresh, nutritious foods for families in Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Medford, Peabody, and Somerville.
Your gift between March 1 and April 30 will qualify Food For Free for funds from the Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation. For more information on the Feinstein Challenge, visit http://www.feinsteinfoundation.org
Please make a contribution today. Thank you!
Sasha, Michelle, and everyone at Food For Free