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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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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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