Author Archives: Michelle

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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And an Operations Coordinator!

Summary Food For Free is hiring a part-time Operations Coordinator to 1) provide logistical support to Food For Free programs, including school markets and Family Meals; 2) rescue and deliver food; and 3) provide administrative support to the Operations Director. … Continue reading

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We are ALSO hiring a Program Assistant!

Summary Food For Free is hiring a part-time Program Assistant for our Family Meals program. Family Meals re-purposes prepared foods into single-serving meals for people with limited access to kitchens. The Program assistant will 1) serve as a kitchen assistant; … Continue reading

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We’re hiring a Development Assistant!

With Veronica off to other adventures, Michelle is looking for some help.  We’ll be collecting applications throughout January (or until we find the right fit) and hoping to bring someone on board in early February. Summary Food For Free is … Continue reading

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Big News! Welcome to the family, Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program!

We have some big news, and we are so excited to share it with you! As of January 1, Food For Free has adopted the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program as one of our own programs. As if that weren’t cool enough, … Continue reading

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Ride along with the drivers, via this nifty short video

This video documentary was created by Emerson students as a class project.

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Food For Free is hiring an Operations Director

The Operations Director is a full-time, salaried position that reports to the Executive Director and is a key player in Food For Free’s day-to-day operations and our overall ability to achieve our mission. S/he will be aligned with the goals … Continue reading

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Parking and bus info for Empty Bowls

St. Benedict Parish has offered up their parking lot for use of guests at the Empty Bowls event this Saturday. The lot itself is on Franklin St. which is one-way coming into Broadway, just past Prospect Hill Academy. The entrance … Continue reading

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