Category Archives: News & Updates

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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8 Million and Growing!

  This week, Lovin’ Spoonfuls reached another milestone — we rescued our 8 MILLIONTH pound of food! That’s over a billion more calories since August that our team has picked up and distributed to hungry people across Eastern Massachusetts. We’re so proud of our amazing food rescue coordinators who make it all happen! Vinny started towards […]

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Thank You for an Incredible 7th Annual Ultimate Tailgate Party!

  We are thrilled to report that the 2017 Ultimate Tailgate Party was our most successful fundraiser yet. Your support helped us raise nearly $375,000! It was a spectacular end to a record-breaking week in which we rescued 63,113 pounds of food! Bravo to EVERYONE! On Sunday evening we welcomed more than 500 supporters to Flynn Cruiseport Boston at Black […]

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From the Driver’s Seat: food insecurity right here at home

Vinny, a Food Rescue Coordinator, joined the Lovin’ Spoonfuls team in 2017. Every Monday, East End House in Cambridge receives a delivery from Lovin’ Spoonfuls for their emergency food pantry, just a couple blocks from where my sister and I would run amuck at my uncle’s dentist office as children. Every Tuesday, Salvation Army Mystic […]

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Meet Sean!

Sean Ahern joined our team in June as Operations Manager. How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I had been working in the restaurant industry in Boston for many years and learned about its mission which really resonated with me.  Lovin’ Spoonfuls has some really great partnerships within the hospitality industry, and I had heard […]

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Meet Gabriela!

Gabriela joined our team in early 2017 as an Accounts Payable and Administrative Coordinator.  How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I was searching for a new opportunity and found a job posting on Idealist.org. I remember spending all night writing my cover letter over and over again because I wanted the position so bad! […]

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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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