Author Archives: Michelle

Student Hunger and the Cycle of Poverty: a new direction for Food For Free

At the end of a school day, parents, teachers, and school staff loop through the cafeteria, shopping through an assortment of free groceries and produce. Under the same roof, volunteers fill backpacks with breakfasts and lunches for students to take … Continue reading

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What we’re up to: Winter 2018 Edition

2017 By the Numbers In 2017, Food For Free: Rescued 1.8 million pounds of food Distributed 2 million pounds—that’s the equivalent of 1.6 million meals! Transported another 1.2 million pounds between the Greater Boston Food Bank and local food programs … Continue reading

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Bailey Reflects on her First Three Months with Family Meals

Hello! My name is Bailey Werner, and I have been serving as the Family Meals Program Coordinator since early September. As such, I spend most my time in the Christ Church kitchen in Harvard Square assembling and packaging single-serving, microwavable … Continue reading

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Rindge School of Technical Arts Students Dig into Questions of Food Justice

“If you spend a dollar on food, how much of that dollar goes to each level of the food system?” This is the question that culinary students puzzled through during their first class back from summer vacation. Working together around … Continue reading

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Backpack Update

The Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program continues to grow and thrive. We currently serve nearly 500 students in 16 Cambridge elementary and middle schools. After a successful pilot last spring, we are now serving the Benjamin Banneker Charter School in North … Continue reading

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What’s We’re Up To: Autumn 2017 Edition

Programs We’ve shuffled our Home Delivery schedule a bit to make room for more clients. We expect to reach 150 clients over the next six months, but we need your help to do it. Food Rescue continues to grow. New … Continue reading

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Family Meals turns donated, frozen prepared foods into individual heat-and-eat meals for people with limited access to cooking facilities. We supply meals to local K-12 schools, communities colleges, and various other programs that work with homeless people and those facing … Continue reading

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Sneak Peak: Party Under the Harvest Moon “Grab” Packages

The Party Under the Harvest Moon is just a few weeks away. Do you have your tickets? Year after year, our Farm Stand “grab” packages are a favorite, usually selling out well before the event is over. We have a … Continue reading

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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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