How you can support Spoonfuls this holiday season – and beyond.

November 8, 2022 Updated: January 25, 2024

It’s the holiday season which, for lots of people, means giving thanks and giving back. If you’re among them, read on! As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Lovin’ Spoonfuls relies on your support to carry out our food recovery and hunger relief mission, rescuing more than 80,000 pounds of food – enough for over 64,000 meals – for people facing food insecurity across Massachusetts every week!

Donate to Spoonfuls (or a Spoonfuls’ partner)

Your contributions help us keep our trucks on the road, recovering good food and preventing it from going to waste – and there are so many ways to do it. You might also consider making a gift to a Spoonfuls’ nonprofit partner in your area.

Fundraise for us

Encourage your friends and family to get in on the giving by hosting a fundraiser for Spoonfuls! Connect with our Development Team on the types of fundraisers you can host and for tips for making your fundraiser a success.

Get your workplace involved

Spoonfuls partners with organizations to spread awareness of our mission to reduce wasted food and increase food security. Email to learn more about events, corporate engagement, and employee giving.

Help us spread the word

From sharing our latest Instagram post to inviting us to speak with your class or community group about wasted food and hunger, you can help us spread the word about these important issues and our food recovery mission.

Inform our work

Spoonfuls has four Community Advisory Boards (CAB) that help inform the way we work in the communities where we have a presence – Greater Boston, MetroWest, Worcester County, and Hampden County. Learn more about getting involved by emailing

Speak up on the issues

While we’re working to meet an immediate need for fresh, healthy food, we’re also committed to addressing the root causes of hunger and climate change and building a fairer food system. We do this through advocacy – and you can help! Learn about our advocacy work and how you can get involved.

Volunteer with a nonprofit partner

While Spoonfuls utilizes professional staff, rather than volunteers, to do the work of food recovery, many of our nonprofit partners utilize volunteer support throughout the year. Look for a volunteer opportunity near you.

Donate food to a nonprofit partner

Looking to make a direct food donation to a nonprofit? Start by reading our How to be a Good Food Donor in 7 Simple Steps blog to better understand how you can make a useful (and impactful!) food donation. Then, when deciding who to donate to, check out our partners page for 200+ nonprofits in the state with food programs.

Note: Because Spoonfuls focuses on recovering fresh, healthy food from food retailers, we do not accept food donations from individuals.

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