Tag Archives: Sasha Purpura

Spotlight on: Pine Street Inn, and our new partnership!

Click to see more gorgeous photos of our Pine Street Inn partnership in Suzanne Kreiter’s photo feature in The Boston Globe. (photo ©Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe) We want to introduce you to our new partnership with Pine Street Inn! It’s … 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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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

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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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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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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 Globe talks to Doug Rauch of Daily Table and…our own Sasha Purpura!

Thanks to The Boston Globe for reporting on food rescue, hunger, and waste! This article shines a light on the newly-opened nonprofit grocery store Daily Table in Dorchester, and includes comments from our own Sasha Purpura on the value of food rescue: Daily … Continue reading

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Food For Free is on TV (and Sasha is a star)!

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Farmers’ markets are open. Let the food rescue begin!

Long-time readers of this blog will recognize this as an updated version of this post from last season—as you can see, all of last year’s market partners are back this year! Our local farmers’ markets are either already open or opening … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Market season begins today!

The birds are chirping, the trees are blossoming, and that can mean only one thing—’tis the season for farmers’ markets! Did you know that Food For Free collects fresh produce from farmers’ markets ten times a week, starting in May … Continue reading

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