Shop at Didriks and Local Root during the month of January and 5% of each sale will benefit Food For Free.

Throughout the past 11 years, we have donated 5% of January sales to Food For Free, a Cambridge based non-profit rescuing and distributing food to those in need. Our campaign has donated over $50,000, helping fund over a dozen programs that fight hunger and share access to healthy food in our communities.

On January 10th, we hosted “Taste of Local” - a fun evening of local food, entertainment, and shopping to celebrate the Food For Free Fundraiser! Read more about the event here. If you missed it this year, don't worry - this is an annual event and we'd love to see you join us next year!

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.

Food For Free's oldest and largest program is Food Rescue and Distribution, which collects food that might otherwise go to waste and distributes it to more than 100 food programs in 11 Greater Boston communities. This program helps to feed more than 30,000 people each year.

Food For Free's other programs include direct-service programs that get food to the populations most at risk of hunger and sector-support programs that help other non-profits fight hunger effectively.

Food For Free was founded in 1981 and is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.