Our Impact in 2023

A preview of our Annual Report – coming in full later this spring.

4.7 million pounds recovered

The fresh, healthy food we recovered and distributed in 2023…

  • reached 370,000+ people.
  • prevented the same greenhouse gas emissions as cars driven 13,000,000+ miles.
  • was worth $9,000,000+.


We worked with over 300 partners (including food retailers and brands and community based organizations) to source good, unsold food and get it to people experiencing food insecurity.

We stepped up our education and advocacy efforts to raise awareness, and support, for long-term, sustainable solutions to address wasted food, food insecurity, and the climate emergency.

We operated across 65 towns and cities in Greater Boston, MetroWest, Worcester County, and Hampden County.

In 2023, we hosted our most successful Ultimate Tailgate ever.

Our signature tasting event returns to the SoWa Power Station on November 3, 2024. We hope to see you there!

deepening our impact

Across the Commonwealth, we distributed over 4.7 million pounds of food in 2023 — the most in our history. We’re on track to do even more in 2024. With additional capacity on our team, we’re sourcing more food (on average 18% more from this time last year) and forged 17 new partnerships with food retailers and nonprofits in the last 12 months. We’re working to keep our fleet road-ready and our team cross trained and resilient to ensure reliable, consistent operations. And I know we can do more where this comes from.

Why we do it

In the U.S., 38% of food goes unsold or uneaten. In Massachusetts alone, over 1 million tons of food hit the waste stream annually while 1 in 6 households faces food insecurity.

Our simple, effective food recovery solution prevents good quality food from going to waste while ensuring it fulfills its highest purpose: Feeding people.

Partnership Spotlight:
Franklin Food Pantry

“The sushi plates and sandwiches Spoonfuls’ brings are ideal for our unhoused clients who may not have access to cooking tools or refrigeration,” shares Yianna Zicherman, Warehouse Manager at Franklin Food Pantry, one of the 180+ community organizations across the state receiving Spoonfuls’ deliveries of recovered food.

Like many of our partners, Franklin Food Pantry saw their community’s need for food increase over the past year. After the pantry’s move to a larger space in 2023, Spoonfuls increased its support of the pantry’s operations through larger and more frequent distributions of fresh, healthy food. This change is more than an increase in calories, but an increase in food variety, too, and helps the pantry meet its clients’ various dietary needs.

The food Spoonfuls provides to the pantry is enough to create 800 – 2,400 meals.

Support Spoonfuls

Thanks to the Weezie Foundation every gift you make to Spoonfuls will be matched up to $75,000. If you’ve been considering a gift to Spoonfuls, now is a great time to make one, since you can double your impact!

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