Here are some of the resources we find helpful and we hope you do as well! If you have any that you think we should add please contact us and we will take it under review.
By the Numbers
- In 2013, nearly 700,000 people in Massachusetts struggled to put food on the table.
- Households with children experience higher rates of food insecurity. The rate of food insecurity within households with children under age 6 is 22%
- Food insecurity poses a serious risk to the growth, health, and cognitive and behavioral potential of poor, and near-poor children
- Food-insecure children, between birth and age 4, have a 90% greater chance of being characterized by fair or poor health and a 31% greater chance of hospitalization
- 20 percent of households with children in Massachusetts reported that they lacked enough money to consistently buy food in the past twelve months.
- 1 out of 5 of all low-income Americans do not purchase any fresh fruits or vegetables
- Do you need food? Please visit our page to find a food pantry near you.
- Project Bread: 2014 Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts
- Feeding America: Hunger & Poverty Statistics
- Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry Campaign
By the Numbers
- According to American Wasteland, Americans waste more than 40% of the food we produce.
- The retail value of avoidable food waste is estimated at $165 billion each year
- $750 million is spent annually by U.S. taxpayers to incinerate discarded food, resulting in almost 4% of total U.S. oil consumption.
- Nearly 34 million tons of food waste is generated in the U.S. annually, nearly all of it sits in landfills where it accounts for almost 25% of U.S. methane emissions
- RecyclingWorks (MA)
Food Rescue Resources
- Cambridge & Somerville: Food For Free
- New York City: City Harvest
- Philadelphia: Philabundance
- San Francisco: Foodrunners
- Washington, DC: DC Central Kitchen