Author Archives: Veronica Barron

Supporting a new kind of student at Cambridge College

College student. What comes to mind when you read those words? Many people picture college students as 18-22 years old, earning a 4-year degree, living on campus, perhaps receiving financial support from parents, perhaps anxious about paying back loans, or perhaps both. … Continue reading

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What we’re up to: Fall 2016 edition

Our programs keep growing: Home Delivery: We are proud to have expanded to serve everyone who had been on our waiting list! Through some creative collaboration with our partners, Homeowners Rehabilitation, Inc., we’re now able to deliver Home Delivery boxes more … Continue reading

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Spotlight on: Pine Street Inn, and our new partnership!

Click to see more gorgeous photos of our Pine Street Inn partnership in Suzanne Kreiter’s photo feature in The Boston Globe. (photo ©Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe) We want to introduce you to our new partnership with Pine Street Inn! It’s … Continue reading

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Meet Krissy and Fiona!

We’re overdue for an introductory post about Krissy Scommegna and Fiona Crimmins! Krissy’s been part-time with us for a year, and Fiona, a former volunteer, just joined us as a fulltime staff member in August. They’re fabulous people, so please enjoy … Continue reading

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Market in the Park: on happiness and vegetables

Veronica from Food For Free here—I recently visited our summer pilot of a new program: Market in the Park, a free farmers’ market offered in Danehy Park on Thursdays from 11:30-12:30. Here’s what I found: What’s most striking to me … Continue reading

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What we’re up to: Summer 2016 edition

New truck on its way! Starting in August, we’ll be able to move more food in fewer trips—we’ll be replacing our current Little Truck with a new refrigerated truck that boasts a higher cargo capacity. Good news for our food rescue partners, and for the environment, too! New grants: Speaking of generous … Continue reading

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Seeking supervolunteers: Beverage Captain, Food Wrangler, and Volunteer Coordinator!

Help us raise $70,000 for our Food Rescue and Distribution programs! We’re seeking helpers for 3 2 “supervolunteer” roles for our signature annual fundraiser, the Party Under the Harvest Moon. These roles are great for folks who want to learn about nonprofit fundraising … Continue reading

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Food For Free is expanding our Board of Directors!

Update: Wow! That really worked! We have so many exciting candidates that we must stop accepting new applications at this time. We’re seeking new applicants for our Board of Directors! Does this sound like you or someone you know? About Food … Continue reading

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Lunch and learn: watch this video & learn all about Food Rescue!

Have you ever wanted to learn more about how our organization was founded, and how we do what we do? Well, you’re in luck: our own Executive Director, Sasha Purpura, recently gave this “lunch and learn” presentation at Tufts University. … Continue reading

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Meet our new program: Family Meals!

Antoine Boucicaut at our Allston motel Family Meals distribution site “What do you like? Hamburger? Chicken and potato? It [will] make you smart and strong.” In the hallway of an Allston hotel where homeless families are being sheltered, Antoine Boucicaut … Continue reading

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