Category Archives: Prepared Food Rescue

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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What’s going on around here? (Spring 2016 edition)

New food donors: Google has joined us as a Prepared Foods partner, and we’re now picking up surplus meals from their Kendall Square office’s storied dining area. Chipotle in Central Square is now contributing surplus Prepared Foods. Trader Joe’s in Needham … Continue reading

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Spotlight on: Whole Foods

We’ve got 4 fun facts to share about our food donation partner, Whole Foods Market. Ready? Go! 4. Supporters since Day One: Ever since there has been a Whole Foods at Prospect Street, River Street, Fresh Pond, and Beacon Street, … Continue reading

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Boston Globe feature on our school-based food access work!

Alanna Mallon hands out onions at the K-Lo Market. PHOTO: Dina Rudick, Globe Staff This feature in today’s Boston Globe covers our Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program, our three in-school free “markets”, our Take Home Tuesdays initiative, and our brand-new Family … Continue reading

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2015: A very good year!

HOW MUCH FOOD did we distribute in 2015? Through our Food Rescue and Distribution programs, Food For Free distributed 2 million lbs of food in 2015! In 2014, that number was 1.5 million lbs.  In 2013, it was 1 million. No doubt about it: Food … Continue reading

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What’s going on around here? (Winter 2016 edition)

New freezer van to expand Prepared Food Rescue! Thank you, voters! Cambridge residents ages 12 & up had the opportunity to vote directly on how to spend $600,000 of the City’s capital budget. The Prepared Food Rescue Freezer Van proposal won more … Continue reading

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What’s going on around here? (Fall 2015 edition)

Great news from our programs: We just kicked off #TakeHomeTuesdays at K-Lo Market, offering delicious, nutritious prepared foods (rescued from Harvard, Whole Foods, & others) in convenient, family-sized portions, to support hardworking families and help kids come to school well fed and ready to learn. … Continue reading

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What’s going on around here? (Summer 2015 edition)

New food donors! The dining hall at Harvard Medical School joins the Harvard University main campus by donating prepared foods Bagelsaurus (best bagels of 2015, according to Boston Magazine!) is now contributing baked goods New food recipient programs! We now provide food for: St. Francis House, a homeless shelter in Downtown … Continue reading

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New drivers: Donald Collins & Tony Leva

We have two new drivers on board on our trucks: Donald is a new regular driver, while Tony is a “pinch driver” of sorts, handling a few farmers’ market & weekend pickups during our busy summer season. Donald Collins was born and raised … Continue reading

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