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Survey Results are In!

Unlike the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program or Home Delivery, Food For Free’s Food Rescue program reaches people indirectly, through our partnerships with more than 100 food programs. Every year (or so), we ask these programs to complete a survey. These … Continue reading

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What We’re Up To: Spring 2017 Edition

People We’ve hired: Field of Greens Farmer Managers Theresa Strachila and Seth Terramane We’re hiring: an Auction Manager (a temporary position) We’re recruiting new members for the Board of Directors We’re looking for riders for the Ride for Food fundraiser … Continue reading

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A New Mission at Field of Greens

In 1991, when our food rescue program was a lot smaller, we’d often run out of fresh vegetables to deliver, even in the summertime. Ari Kurtz, of Lindentree Farm, offered Food For Free a plot of land on his farm, … Continue reading

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Photos from Empty Bowls 2017

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We’re ALSO hiring a (seasonal) Auction Manager

Food For Free is hiring an Auction manager—a temporary, part-time position Food For Free is a non-profit organization that improves access to healthy food within our community by: rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste, strengthening the community food … Continue reading

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We’re hiring an Executive Assistant!

Edit: This position has been filled! The Executive Assistant is brand-new part-time position (20hrs/wk) reporting to the Executive Director and will be responsible for providing professional administrative support to ensure the Food For Free offices operate in an organized, efficient … Continue reading

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Seeking candidates for the Board of Directors

Food For Free is expanding its Board of Directors. Food For Free improves access to healthy food within our community by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste, strengthening the community food system, and creating new distribution channels to … Continue reading

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The Backpack Program is Saved!

Back in early December, we had a bit of a scare. Governor Baker, as part of his 9C budget cuts, slashed $110,000 of state funding for the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program. This was 100% of the funding we had been … Continue reading

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What We’re Up To: Winter 2017 Edition

It used to be that winter was a quieter season here at Food For Free. With Thanksgiving long gone and most farmers’ markets closed for the year, we used to spend winter quietly planning for the coming year, while continuing … Continue reading

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Spotlight on: Somerville Family Learning Collaborative

Everyone at Food For Free is really pleased to be reaching more students and families with our Family Meals program this year. One of our newest distribution partners is the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC). Family Meals Program Manager Fiona … Continue reading

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