What we’re up to: Fall 2016 edition

  • Our programs keep growing:
    • Boxes prepped for Home DeliveryHome 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 efficiently, which in turn has allowed us to take on more clients. Huzzah for partnerships, which really do make our work possible.
    • CWBP 1Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program: We added three new schools this year, Cambridgeport, Amigos, and Baldwin. We're also noticing that more students are enrolling at our existing programs. Why? Our family liaisons explain that it can take time for families to come to trust in a program. We're glad to be earning that trust.
    • School Markets: We're now up to 4 free afterschool "markets", which serve elementary and middle school students at 7 Cambridge public schools. Our newest school market is the Peabody Market, which is available to families from Peabody School and Rindge Avenue Upper Campus.
  • New food donor partners:
    • new-food-donors-bu-bfresh-harvard-lawBoston University has joined us as a Food Rescue donor, by contributing surplus catering. Welcome, Boston University!
    • bfresh Brighton opened in August, and they've been donating food 6 days a week ever since. Huzzah!
    • Harvard Law School has joined us by donating their catering surplus for our Food Rescue programs. Delighted to have you, HLS!
  • New food programs & partnerships:
    • plymouth-congregational-belmont-soup-ministryPlymouth Congregational Church's Soup Ministry in Belmont has joined us as a recipient partner. We provide ingredients for their volunteers to cook into hearty, healthy soup, which then gets distributed through ABCD's Mobile Food Pantry.
    • We're now providing pantry items for Allston-Brighton Food Pantry.
    • Meditation as Medicine runs a meditation program for low-income folks in Harvard Square. We're providing fruit, snacks, and sandwiches.
    • At Cambridge College, we're providing salads, sandwiches, and ready-to-eat items for their student Coffee Hour, and produce and other pantry items for a monthly Free Fresh Produce Market.
  • New board members! We're bidding a warm welcome to:

Check out the rest of our Fall Newsletter!

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