Category Archives: Programs

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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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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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’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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Meet Alanna!

Meet Alanna Mallon, Food For Free’s new Program Director! Alanna may be best known around these parts as the founder of the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program (recently adopted by Food For Free!) However, Alanna has many skills: prior to coming to work … 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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Spotlight On: 10 Tons in 10 Days

This post is written by Food For Free Intern Chelsea Westra. In the midst of this holiday season, we are grateful for the hard work and beautiful produce provided through the Boston Area Gleaner’s (BAG) second-annual 10 Tons in 10 Days … 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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Welcome to the Food For Free family, Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program!

In two days, many of us will lay out a Thanksgiving feast and welcome family, friends, and chosen family into our homes. Well, here at Food For Free, we’re excited to welcome a new “family member” to our table: Food … Continue reading

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