At Spoonfuls and beyond, so many people and organizations make food rescue possible. Read on to learn why we’re giving these all-stars Valentines today.
From grocery stores and wholesalers to farms and farmers’ markets, our vendor partners recognize the importance of keeping good food from going to waste. We work with them to source food that would otherwise go unsold or uneaten and provide that still-good food to nonprofits serving people facing food insecurity. We’re grateful for their commitment to reducing their wasted food footprint and helping Spoonfuls feed people across Massachusetts.
Our Nonprofit Partners
Spoonfuls partners with more than 160+ nonprofits across the Commonwealth. These community organizations include pantries, meal programs, shelters, crisis and recovery centers, after-school programs, veterans services agencies, and senior centers. Together, we work to improve access to good food for people who need it.
While Spoonfuls is working to meet an immediate need for fresh, healthy food, we’re also committed to addressing the root causes of food waste, food insecurity, and the climate emergency by advocating for policy solutions alongside others who care about these issues. We’re thankful for the many legislators who have prioritized these issues.
“If I’ve learned one thing in my time in congress, it is that food is medicine. There is no doubt that what we eat plays a huge role in our overall health. Yet our federal policies are decades behind the science on this.” – Jim McGovern, D-MA, 2nd District (Spoonfuls’ Pregame remarks, 2021)
Spoonfuls is a 501c3 nonprofit, which means we rely on philanthropic contributions to support our day-to-day food rescue operations and expansion into new communities. From individuals, to families, to foundations and corporate supporters, we’re grateful to have so many funders whose investment in our work reflects their deep commitment to our food rescue mission.
Leadership boards – Board of Directors, Culinary Panel, Friends Advisory Board, and Community Advisory Boards – support food rescue by lending their experience and expertise to help inform our operations. From their many words of wisdom shared, to connections made, to their efforts to raise awareness about Spoonfuls and our work, they’re invaluable members of the Spoonfuls’ community.
The people who make it happen every day. From our Operations Team – including our frontline Food Rescue Coordinators and our office-based Ops staff; to our Development staff raising the funds we need to operate and reach more people and communities; to our Communications staff for helping tell our story; to the Administrative professionals keeping us all on track.” We’re grateful for the way you show up for each other and the community.
“Food rescue combines my passions for sustainability and fighting food insecurity. Even on my longest days on the road, it’s really great knowing the work I’m doing has an immediate and long term positive impact.” – Food Rescue Coordinator, Kate Constantine
Other food recovery all-stars
Shout out to these and other Massachusetts businesses that share our commitment to keeping good food from going to waste:
- Against the Grain
- Boston Area Gleaners
- Central MA Food Rescue
- Fair Foods
- Food for Free
- Interfaith Social Services
- Nourishing the North Shore
- Rachel’s Table
- Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
- Spoiler Alert
- And many more…
All food waste warriors (including you!)
Have you taken action to reduce wasted food at home? Way to go! With 37% of all wasted food in the United States happening in our homes, individuals play a critical role in reducing food waste. So, get your friends and family involved and keep at it! If you need some inspiration, check out our blog.