Tag Archives: Alanna Mallon

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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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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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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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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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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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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Spotlight on: The K-Lo Market

This spring, Food For Free teamed up with the Kennedy Longfellow School in East Cambridge to launch the K-Lo Market. In this interview, Nancy Wyse, Family Liaison at K-Lo, tells us all about it: How did the K-Lo Market come to … Continue reading

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