Tag Archives: Prepared Food Rescue

Meet Krissy and Fiona!

We’re overdue for an introductory post about Krissy Scommegna and Fiona Crimmins! Krissy’s been part-time with us for a year, and Fiona, a former volunteer, just joined us as a fulltime staff member in August. They’re fabulous people, so please enjoy … Continue reading

Posted in Family Meals, Home Delivery, Staff | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Prepared Food Rescue, Produce Rescue, video | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Family Meals, Newsletter Updates, Newsletters, Prepared Food Rescue | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Newsletter Updates, Newsletters, Prepared Food Rescue, Produce Rescue | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Newsletter Updates, Newsletters, Prepared Food Rescue, Press | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Field of Greens, Newsletter Updates, Newsletters, Party Under the Harvest Moon, Prepared Food Rescue, Press, Produce Rescue, Programs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Newsletter Updates, Newsletters, Prepared Food Rescue, Produce Rescue, Programs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

New food donor! We now collect fresh, healthy prepared foods from MIT’s Masseeh Dining Hall every week. 6 new food recipient programs! We now provide food for: the K-Lo Market, a new school-based pantry we co-founded in Cambridge the food pantry and the Senior … Continue reading

Posted in Field of Greens, Newsletter Updates, Newsletters, Operations, Prepared Food Rescue, Programs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Newsletters, Prepared Food Rescue, Produce Rescue, Programs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boston Magazine reports on preventing healthy food from being wasted

Last week, Boston Magazine reported on Food For Free’s farmers’ market rescue, our new Prepared Foods Rescue program, and the importance of providing healthy food for food insecure families: “Our mission is to address hunger by capturing healthy food that … Continue reading

Posted in Prepared Food Rescue, Press, Produce Rescue, Programs | Tagged , , | Leave a comment