Category Archives: News & Updates

Keep Our Mission Moving Forward in 2019

As the year comes to a close, we count on the optimism and good faith efforts of the community around us. From you, our supporters, partners, and allies, we look for solutions we can build and implement together as we all fight for social justice. Please consider a year-end gift in support of the work we […]

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Welcome, Becca!

How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? While attending UMass Amherst I was able to take a course called “Other Economies Are Possible” where we studied, amongst other things, solidarity economies. Within this unit we had learned about community outreach initiatives in the Greater Boston area, so when it came to write my final paper […]

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2018 Ultimate Tailgate Recap: $375k Raised for Food Rescue & Hunger Relief!

Our 8th Annual Ultimate Tailgate Party happened this past Sunday, bringing together dozens of New England’s best chefs and hundreds of generous Lovin’ Spoonfuls supporters for a delicious evening of fundraising. We’re thrilled to share that we raised a grand total of $375,000 which will help us expand our programs, rescue more food, and serve more people in […]

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Cooking as Confidence

“If everyone wants to gather around, we’ll get started!’ I announce in my friendliest voice, trying not to sound too excited. Nobody moves. The families that have come to my workshop at the Cambridge Family and Children’s Services Center (CFCS) huddle in the very back of the room, looking tired, stressed, and somewhat uninterested in […]

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Beneficiary Summit Success!

Earlier this week, we hosted our inaugural beneficiary summit, bringing together dozens of partners who receive food from Lovin’ Spoonfuls each week. Gathered at Salvation Army in Waltham, the group of attendees started the day by sharing how their organizations work with ‘Spoonfuls, and inciting a little competition among whose Food Rescue Coordinator is the […]

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Q&A with Steph Moran of Allandale Farm

Allandale Farm is a Brookline-based farm that connects Boston to its roots through sustainable growing practices. They were our first ever farm partner, and today we rescue more than 5,000 pounds of farm fresh food from them annually. We recently chatted with Farm Co-Manager Steph Moran about her role at the farm and why food […]

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From the Driver’s Seat: CAB Health and Recovery Center

Reggie Nguyen is a Food Rescue Coordinator for Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Below, he recalls a recent visit to CAB Health and Recovery Center. It’s 12:58 and I’m on time, once again, as I reverse into the CAB loading dock. As usual, Chef Lotfi, who oversees the meal program, and his assistant, Wong, are standing by with […]

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10 Million Pounds and counting

Dear Friends & Supporters,   Yesterday marked a significant milestone for Lovin’ Spoonfuls — we rescued and distributed our 10,000,000th pound of fresh, healthy food. I’m incredibly proud that we were joined by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, members of our Board of Directors, and City Officials as we gathered at Rosie’s Place, where our Food […]

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Lovin’ Spoonfuls $10 for 10 Tiki Party!

We’re counting down to 10 MILLION! Join us in celebration of our 10 millionth pound of food rescued! We’re throwing a party at Tiger Mama on July 23rd as part of our month-long $10 for 10 Campaign — help us reach our $50K goal by attending our party! The fun will go 6 p.m.-9 p.m. […]

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The Grateful Bread is here!

  Calling all beer lovers! Get it while it lasts! Right now and for a limited time, The Grateful Bread, a delicious collaboration between Lovin’ Spoonfuls, Cambridge Brewing Company and Eataly Boston is available! The refreshingly-tart session beer is available at Eataly and CBC this summer (stay tuned as it’s released at other locations!), and […]

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Welcome Will!

Will Marmorine joined Lovin’ Spoonfuls in April as a Food Rescue Coordinator How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? My wife and I recently moved to Boston from Minneapolis after she got accepted into Harvard Business School. I was looking to continue my work in hunger relief and Lovin’ Spoonfuls was one of the premier […]

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Beneficiary Spotlight: IINE helps refugees and immigrant families

Introducing a new segment we’re calling Beneficiary Spotlight, whereby we highlight one of our amazing partners and tell you about the work that they’re doing.     When you support Lovin’ Spoonfuls, you are supporting the International Institute of New England, which works hard each day to get thousands of immigrants and refugees the resources […]

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There’s Still Time for Negroni Week!

We have been blown away by the #NegroniWeek love this year! There are still plenty of events this week if you’ve missed out on some of the fun. Follow Negroni Week Boston on Facebook for daily updates (tonight you can get free pizza with your Negroni at Puritan & Co., then head across the river to JM […]

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help us expand to springfield: contact your state senators today!

  CALL TO ACTION: Lovin’ Spoonfuls needs your help! We’re at it again — please help us make it into the Senate budget! All this week, the Massachusetts Senate will be debating the FY2019 budget for the Commonwealth. State Sen. Eric Lesser (1st Hampden and Hampshire Counties) is filing an amendment on behalf of Lovin’ Spoonfuls for […]

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Meet Amber!

  Amber Tillson joined Lovin’ Spoonfuls in February as our new Development Director!   How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? At age 5 my mom and I would make sandwiches to take down to the local shelter. As a kid, it was hard to imagine that some people didn’t have food, and that stuck […]

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From the Driver’s Seat: a food rescue family

  Mary Bilecki joined the Lovin’ Spoonfuls team as a Food Rescue Coordinator in November 2017. When Lovin’ Spoonfuls hired me six months ago I was brought on as a ‘floater’ — one of two Food Rescue Coordinators (FRC’s) who rotates across all seven truck routes including the greater Boston area and Metrowest. As a […]

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Help Us Expand to Springfield: Contact your State Reps TODAY!

  CALL TO ACTION: Lovin’ Spoonfuls needs your help! Over the coming weeks, the Massachusetts House of Representatives will be debating the FY2019 budget for the Commonwealth. Representative Jose Tosado of Springfield is filing an amendment on behalf of Lovin’ Spoonfuls for $100,000 in state funding to support our expansion into Springfield and surrounding communities. Springfield has long been […]

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From Food Rescue to Fundraising: Joel Simonson on switching roles

Joel Simonson joined Lovin’ Spoonfuls as a Food Rescue Coordinator in 2016. In 2017, he became our Development Coordinator. Joel talks about how both jobs “do something positive.”    What is your role at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I am the Development Coordinator at Lovin’ Spoonfuls.   Tell us about your background. I am passionate about the […]

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From the Driver’s Seat: Our Unsung Heroes

By Deb Hicks It’s Monday morning and Reggie and I have just completed our first delivery. As we pull away, I’m already on the phone with our next stop. “Receiving.” “Good morning, Dave. It’s Deb with Lovin’ Spoonfuls.” “All right. I’ll let ‘em know!” Within minutes we are backing up to the dock at Roche […]

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Meet Mary!

      How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? After finishing an AmeriCorps year of service in Central Vermont I was looking for job opportunities following a similar thread of the work I had been doing. In Vermont, I worked as a gleaning coordinator for a small non-profit, doing similar work as I do […]

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