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.