Tag Archives: Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program

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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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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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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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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