Food for Free

Since 1981, Cambridge based Food For Free, has responded to local hunger by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste, and distributing it to local emergency food programs including food pantries, youth programs, shelters, and more. As one of the nation’s first food rescue programs, Food For Free, a local nonprofit, feeds more than 30,000 individuals annually in 12 Greater Boston cities. In 2015, Food For Free distributed 2 million pounds of fresh, healthy food, which translated into over 1.5 million meals. Through a combination of food rescuefarming, school and transportation programs, Food For Free’s year-round services give people access to fresh fruits and vegetables, which are typically lacking from the diets of low-income individuals and families.

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