Category Archives: News & Updates

From the Driver’s Seat: Counting on More Than Calories

  Jacob is a food rescue coordinator who joined Lovin’ Spoonfuls in 2016. By Jacob Matz Every Wednesday at 11:30 AM, a Lovin’ Spoonfuls truck pulls up a narrow residential street in Dorchester’s Fields Corner and stops in front of an apartment building. The building is nondescript, it looks a lot like the rest of […]

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Wasted Food Means Wasted Nutrients

Did you know that Lovin’ Spoonfuls has rescued in excess of 7 BILLION calories since it began? The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has calculated the nutritional value of the food we waste, and their results are astounding.   *Below is from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health online. View the article Researchers […]

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Sip and Savor: Negroni Week is Here!

Negroni Week is back, and this year there are even more amazing restaurants supporting Lovin’ Spoonfuls! Visit participating restaurants this week, June 5th-June 11th, order a Negroni and support our work in the process! Presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, the event is a week-long campaign to raise money for charitable causes, and Lovin’ Spoonfuls is proud to […]

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From the Driver’s Seat: we are all connected through food

Joel is one of our Greater Boston drivers, and has been with Lovin’ Spoonfuls since 2016.   Lasagna with zucchini, squash, red peppers, and dollops of ricotta. Salmon with a mustard and dill sauce that I have only seen my mother make. Chicken noodle soup — or better yet, Grandma’s matzo ball soup — that […]

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Meet Alisa!!

Alisa Feinswog joined our development team part-time in 2016, but has recently become a full-time member of the Spoonfuls team! She is our Development Associate. How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I saw an ad posting on Idealist that aligned with my interests and skill set. I didn’t hear back for awhile, so I […]

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6 million strong

We’re so excited to announce that this week Lovin’ Spoonfuls rescued its 6,000,000th pound of food! It’s been 7 years in the making, and we’re grateful to all of our partners and supporters who helped get us to this incredible milestone. On Monday, our team of 8 drivers picked more than 13,631 pounds of food […]

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From the Driver’s Seat: A Food Waste Cynic

Lisa Allen, one of our Greater Boston area food rescue drivers, reflects on her experiences with food waste. I was a total cynic, so I don’t pretend to be an expert in food waste. I know the statistics, we all do — 40% of food in America gets wasted, and one in seven families doesn’t […]

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From the Driver’s Seat: Honoring Those Who Served

Our MetroWest Driver, Anthony Summa, reflects on Veterans Day.   Working as a food rescue driver for Lovin’ Spoonfuls, I have been able to collaborate with numerous organizations benefiting a wide spectrum of individuals and causes, a major one being veterans assistance. Polling of the agencies we support in the Greater Boston area shows that […]

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Thank You for an Incredible 6th Annual Ultimate Tailgate Party!

We are thrilled to report that the 2016 Ultimate Tailgate Party was our most successful fundraiser yet. Your support helped us raise more than $250,000! It was a spectacular end to a record breaking week, which marked the rescue and distribution of our 5,000,000th pound of food. Bravo to EVERYONE! On Sunday evening we welcomed more than 500 supporters […]

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Lovin’ Spoonfuls launches #HowiRescue!

Food waste is a problem. A BIG problem. Currently, 40 percent of all food in the USA goes to waste, resulting in hundreds of billions of dollars in energy and environmental resources lost, and pollution-causing methane emitting from food waste in landfills. Yet one in seven Americans does not know where their next meal is […]

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BBJ Recognizes ‘Spoonfuls COO Lauren Palumbo

We are so proud to share that our COO, Lauren Palumbo, has been named to the Boston Business Journal‘s 2016 ‘40 Under 40‘ class! We are thrilled she is being recognized in such great company, and we love working with her every day! Read the full story here.

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Meet Deb!

Deb Hicks joined our team as a Food Rescue Driver in July  How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I first learned about LS when I saw their job posting on Idealist.org. I was immediately intrigued by the work they did and impressed by their team’s very informed perspectives on food-related issues. For me the […]

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Meet Vinny!

Vinny Vassallo joined our team in July as a Food Rescue Driver How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I heard about Lovin’ Spoonfuls on the radio (when food is involved, everything has my extra attention). I was impressed by the work they do at the time, but hadn’t thought about them again until I saw […]

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From The Driver’s Seat: Rescuing Nutrition

Cathy Pedtke, one of our Drivers, talks about the nutritional impact of the food we deliver. Since I started driving with Lovin’ Spoonfuls, I have encountered some skeptics of the work I do. People can glance at the surface, at a line outside a pantry or a single person with a cardboard sign, and think […]

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Meet Jacob!

Jacob Matz (right) joined our team in May as a Food Rescue Driver. How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I came to Lovin’ Spoonfuls after working as a research assistant in environmental sociology and studying environmental health at a local university. In rural and urban communities most exposed to industrial contamination, food access is also […]

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Meet Joel!

Joel Simonson (left) joined our team in May as a Food Rescue Driver. How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I arrived at Lovin’ Spoonfuls upon completing my master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University. I remembered that Lauren and Ashley were guest speakers in one of my classes, so when there was […]

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Plenty continues to take shape!

Plenty, our culinary and nutritional program, has been serving our community of partners since 2014. Through cooking demonstrations led by our chef partners, we teach our beneficiaries whole-ingredient, low-waste cooking using the delicious food we distribute each day to more than 25,000 people in Greater Boston and MetroWest. Last week, Plenty was on the main […]

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Meet Katy!

Katy Jordan joined our team in April 2016 as our Communications Director How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I was first introduced to the organization in 2011, as a then-reporter looking for story ideas. I rode around with Ashley for a couple of days, wrote an article and produced a video on Lovin’ Spoonfuls. […]

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From the Driver’s Seat: Wheelin’ & Dealin’

Reggie, one of our drivers, talks about our work in this Driver’s Seat post What does it take to be a food rescue driver? Well, driving is one part to the job. My day always begins the same way — once my coffee is almost done and Penny is warmed-up and ready to go, we […]

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Meet Lisa!

Lisa Allen joined our team in April 2016 as a Food Rescue Driver How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I was looking for a non-profit job which might use my areas of expertise on Craigslist.  When I arrived at the job with Lovin’ Spoonfuls I applied with literally no hope that I might be considered. Describe a typical […]

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