Category Archives: Newsletter Updates

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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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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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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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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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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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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