Events & Outreach


Totally Fried Fizz Fest
March 22, 2017, 5:30pm & 8:30pm
Puritan & Co. 

Join our friends at Puritan & Co. for an industry-style wine tasting and try dozens of sparkling wines from all over the world from various grape varietals exhibiting a full array of colors and flavors. From funky reds to Grand Cru Grower Champagne, come try what you didn’t know you were missing. $5 from every ticket will benefit Lovin’ Spoonfuls! Get your tickets here!

Mary Madness
March 26, 2017, 1pm – 4pm

Join Bambara for a bracket-style competition where local bartenders will get creative and serve four-ounce pours of their best Bloody Mary made with Tito’s Vodka. Guests are invited to sample each drink and vote for their favorite on a bracket-style score sheet while snacking on brunch appetizers and game day fun. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local food rescue organization, Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Get your tickets here!

April 7, 2017, 6-11pm

SoWa Power Station

CREATE is a celebration of art, food, drink and music in Boston. Now in its sixth year, the festival aims to showcase Boston’s artistic community and homegrown talent. CREATE pairs up-and-coming artists with the next wave of the city’s great chefs and bartenders, set to a soundtrack of incredible live music. You may not know these names, and in many ways you’re not supposed to. The point is that you won’t be able to forget them after seeing and tasting their work. This year’s event will feature a live installation from artist Kevin Stanton, with the work being auctioned off at the end of the event to support Lovin’ Spoonfuls! Visit for tickets & more information.

BESPOKE Boston: A Festival of Food, Art & Culture
April 7-9, 2017
SoWa Power Station

A weekend-long celebration of food, art, culture, and ideas, BESPOKE makes its debut April 7-9 in Boston’s historic SoWa neighborhood. Join us to explore both taste and thought through a series of one-of- a-kind events presented by Cochon555. Events include the above-mentioned CREATE, Saturday’s BESPOKE: A Cold-Brewed Exploration of Taste and Thought, a Pop-Up Farmers Market, and Sunday’s signature event, the Cochon555 Heritage BBQ, a competition among local chefs highlighting heritage pork breeds. A portion of the proceeds from the weekend’s events will benefit Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Get tickets & more information here!

2017 Friends of Lovin’ Spoonfuls Launch Party!
April 27, 2017, 6pm – 9pm
Contour 19 @ Boston Design Center 

Join the Friends of Lovin’ Spoonfuls and Boston Common Magazine in an evening of art, delicious food + drink, and great music in the fabulous Contour19: a Pop Up Art Gallery at The Boston Design Center. Enjoy delicious food from celebrated Chef Alex Saenz of BISQ, craft brews from Peak, and fantastic wines from MS Walker! Sip on specialty cocktails, including a not-yet released ‘Bourbon’ Cold-Brew from Cask Force, while you peruse the gallery (which includes works from Jean-Michael Basquiat), as curated by local artist Franny Andahazy. Throughout the evening, sign-up as a member of our Friends group and learn about special events and offers exclusive to members. Hear more about our mission of food rescue and how Lovin’ Spoonfuls is impacting your community by feeding hungry people while protecting the environment! Get your tickets here!

Boston Lamb Jam
May 7, 2017, 3pm – 6pm
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge

To celebrate this year’s Boston Lamb Jam, join 6 of the area’s top BBQ chefs as they compete for the title of Lamb Jam Pitmaster! Don’t miss the opportunity to help crown a champion at this exclusive Lamb Jam BBQ Bash for 200 of the city’s most die hard fans of lamb—and BBQ! Joining the chefs will be local breweries, winemakers and a local distillery serving up tasty beverage pairings. Between bites, attendees can meet local shepherds, watch a butchering demo and enjoy live music. A portion of the events proceeds will benefit Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Get your tickets here! 


Reduce & Recover: Save Food for People
June 28 – 29, 2016
Harvard Law School

Our COO Lauren Palumbo presented on a panel about Innovations in Food Recovery at this conference held at Harvard University, which was presented by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic. In addition, Lauren presented during the Massachusetts DEP and Recycling Works Getting Started with Food Donation workshop which took place during the larger conference.