Tag Archives: Produce 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

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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

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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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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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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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Top 5 Ways to Embrace the Summer, Food For Free Style!

Finally, spring is here and summer’s on the way! What does summer mean for our Food Rescue work? At Food For Free, summer is the season to: 1. Grow food for those in need. Our Field of Greens kicked the season … 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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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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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

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