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Food For Free

Food For Free

Toyosi Saint-Cyr , Volunteer Manager
11 Inman Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
omotoyosi@foodforfree.org
781-214-1415

About

Food For Free improves access to healthy food within our community by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste and creating new distribution channels to under-served populations with an emphasis on utilizing school systems to reach those in need. We envision a future where everyone in our community – regardless of age, income, or ability – has consistent access to fresh, healthy, delicious food.

In the United States, about 30-40% of our food goes to waste. At the same time, there are about 125,000 children in Massachusetts who are at risk of going hungry every day. This just doesn't make sense to us! So we operate seven days a week, picking up perfectly good food from grocery stores, farmers' markets, dining halls, bakeries, and more---food that might otherwise end up in the trash. Then we deliver that food to food pantries, meal programs, after school programs, and more, where it can reach the people who need it.

We wouldn’t be here without you. Over 40,000 people are receiving fresh, healthy food because of you. Children are going home on Fridays with food for the weekends. Families are able to pick up beautiful boxes of produce and dry goods when they collect their children at school. People in Cambridge, Somerville, Waltham, Chelsea, East Boston, and beyond are all benefiting from your support.
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Service Opportunities

Help deliver groceries to those in need. The Healthy Eats Home Delivery program differs from “meals-on-wheels” type programs because we bring groceries – not prepared meals – to our ...
Tell a Food Establishment to Donate Food to Us Food For Free can accept food donations from licensed food service establishments. We cannot ...
You will repackage rescued food into about 150 meals each shift– A fantastic opportunity to reduce food waste and hunger at the same time!Â
Volunteers are needed to help pack boxes of produce & dry goods in an assembly-line style as part of our Just Eats Grocery Box Program. These grocery boxes are distributed to Food Pantries, ...
Our Weekend Backpack Programs improve access to healthy food for students in Cambridge and Somerville. Both programs send home two lunches, two breakfasts, milk, and fresh fruit. The food ...
If you like working outside in nature, then this is the opportunity for you! Time at the Field of Greens farm is spent weeding, harvesting and washing vegetables such as kale, collard greens, ...

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