What’s going on around here? (Fall 2014 edition)

We’ve been busy this summer and fall! What have we been up to? We:

  • We now serve 107 emergency food programs throughout Greater Boston!

    We now serve 107 emergency food programs throughout Greater Boston!

    Added 20 new recipient agencies since January. We’re up to 107 agencies served!

 

  • Expanded service into high-need towns and neighborhoods. We are now serving several new cities and neighborhoodsMalden, Lynn, Lowell, and Allston-Brighton. We’ve also expanded our service to Chelsea and Dorchester.

 

  • ABCD mobile food pantry

    Click for a 1.5min video intro!

    Teamed up with Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) to start a mobile food pantry! The new program delivers brown bags of groceries to families being housed in hotels in Allston-Brighton. Food For Free provides supplemental vegetables and delivery services. Click for a 1.5 minute video introducing the Mobile Food Pantry!

  • Our new third vehicle: the Food For Free van!

    Our new third vehicle: the Food For Free van!

    Purchased a new van! Our big truck and little truck have regular pickup and delivery schedules each day, and at this point, those schedules are maxed out.

    Enter the new Food For Free van: a smaller and more maneuverable vehicle we’re using for on-demand pickups, special deliveries, and for getting into smaller loading areas (such as Harvard University dining halls) that don’t have enough room for a commercial truck.

 

  • Fighting hunger with a bike ride!

    Fighting hunger with a bike ride!

    Rode like the wind while raising money for Produce Rescue! 20 amazing bike riders ranging from spandex-wearers to casual riders joined the the Food For Free team for this year’s Ride for Food. We enjoyed a beautiful fall day of bike riding, and our team also raised over $20,000 for Produce Rescue!

    Click here for some great photos of your 2014 Ride team!

    Also, get on the announcement list for next year’s Ride for Food via our volunteer form!

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