WHO WE ARE
Food For Free improves access to healthy food within our community by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste, strengthening the community food system, and creating new distribution channels to reach under-served populations. We envision a future where everyone in our community—regardless of age, income or ability—has consistent access to fresh, healthy, delicious food.
Through a combination of food rescue, farming, and transportation services, we give food programs year-round access to fresh fruits and vegetables, while our direct service programs bring food to students, seniors, and others most at risk of hunger.
Our programs address not only short-term hunger, but also the long-term health effects of food insecurity and poor nutrition.
In addition, food rescue reduces food waste.
Want to help?
Food For Free has a number of volunteer opportunities, especially during the local growing season (May-November). Unless otherwise noted, shifts start and end at our office at 11 Inman Street, Central Square, Cambridge. To request a shift, please fill out the form below.
Looking for an internship or academic project related to food rescue, applied nutrition, social work, or a related field? Contact Fiona Crimmins to explore how Food For Free can help you while you help us.
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