Tag Archives: Cambridge

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? (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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Spotlight on: Didriks & Local Root

Click to hear from Jonathan Henke, Sasha Purpura, Marc McGovern, and other Food Rescue fans at our Didriks benefit kickoff! Wine glasses clink. Mushroom tartlets are snapped up and savored. Beautiful housewares are on display, and warm conversation fills the room. It’s a Thursday … 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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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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Farmers market season is here! New this year: Arlington & Watertown markets

Farmers’ Markets we’re rescuing from: Mon | The Greenway (formerly City Hall) & Central Square Tue | Copley & Harvard Wed | The Greenway (formerly City Hall); Kendall Square; Davis Square; and Arlington Thu | Belmont & Watertown Fri | Copley Sat | Union Square Welcome to our two new markets! We’re rescuing … Continue reading

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Food For Free is hiring an Operations Director

The Operations Director is a full-time, salaried position that reports to the Executive Director and is a key player in Food For Free’s day-to-day operations and our overall ability to achieve our mission. S/he will be aligned with the goals … Continue reading

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