What we’re up to: Summer 2016 edition

  • New truck on its way!
    • Starting in August, we’ll be able to move more food in fewer trips—we’ll be replacing our current Little Truck with a new refrigerated truck that boasts a higher cargo capacity. Good news for our food rescue partners, and for the environment, too!
  • New grants: Speaking of generous granters, we are honored to have been selected for grants from two more amazing foundations!
  • New food donors:
    • amazonfresh and harvard business school logosAmazonFresh recently launched in Boston, and has been donating surplus food to Food For Free since Day One. Welcome, AmazonFresh!AmazonFresh recently launched in Boston, and Food For Free has been partnering with the Greater Boston Food Bank to rescue their surplus food since Day One. Welcome, AmazonFresh!
    • Harvard Business School is now donating sandwiches, sushi, and baked goods every week. Glad to have you on board, HBS!
  • New food programs & partnerships:
    • Ashia with pantry shelvesWe’ve been supporting the Falcons’ Food Project’s summer food pantry, available to support any CRLS students who need it!
    • We’ve launched a new pilot program: Market in the Park, a free farmers’ “market” much like our in-school markets, only outdoors.
    • This summer, we delivered food to Sisters Unchained, a summer learning experience for young women with formerly or currently incarcerated parents.
    • We’ve also added Vinfen’s Magazine Street location, where we’re providing fresh produce.
  • Staff update: greetings and goodbyes!
    • Ross Fiona and KrissyWe’re sad to bid goodbye to Ross Richmond, who’s done so much great work to get our Family Meals Program up and running. Please join us in wishing Ross a bon voyage as he begins a new chapter of life on the West Coast, where we know he’ll continue to do great work!
    • Fiona Crimmins, longtime Food For Free volunteer, started on Monday as our Program Manager for Family Meals. She’s picking up where Ross left off, working to get rescued Prepared Foods out into the community!
    • Krissy Scommegna, our Kitchen Manager for Family Meals, is going back to school in the fall, but we’re fortunate to be keeping her on as our Home Delivery Coordinator!

Check out the rest of our Summer Newsletter!

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