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Bridging the Gap

Between

Abundance and Need

What We Do

OUR MISSION

Lovin’ Spoonfuls is dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. We work to efficiently deliver this food directly to the community organizations and programs where it can have the greatest impact. Lovin’ Spoonfuls is committed to addressing the health, environmental, and economic impact that wasted food has on our community.

ABOUT US

Lovin’ Spoonfuls is the first organization of its kind in Massachusetts and the largest food rescue agency in New England. Established in 2010, Lovin’ Spoonfuls serves over 50 cities and towns in Greater Boston, MetroWest and Hampden County, and works with more than 70 vendors and 160 nonprofit partners. We are committed to increasing awareness on topics related to wasted food and hunger, as well as working with the communities we serve to empower people to feed themselves and their families.

HOW WE DO IT

Each weekday, our team of highly trained and passionate Food Rescue Coordinators makes pick-ups from vendor partners across Massachusetts. Using our fleet of refrigerated vehicles, we deliver, same day, to nonprofits that serve people facing food insecurity.

WHAT WE RESCUE

Our focus is on the rescue of perishable, nutritious food — fruits and vegetables, dairy, proteins — in order to help meet the nutritional needs of people facing food insecurity.

We rescue good food that is deemed no longer salable. Very often, it’s excess. Or perhaps it’s nearing its sell-by date and taken off the shelf to make room for newer product. Or it’s produce that is slightly bruised but still nutritious, still good to eat. With what we rescue, our partners feed over 38,000 neighbors each week.

OUR PARTNERS

We pick up culled product from grocery stores, produce wholesalers, farms and farmers markets.

We deliver to over 160 nonprofits – including pantries, meal programs, shelters, crisis and recovery centers, after-school programs, veterans services agencies and senior centers that feed people facing food insecurity across Massachusetts.

Does your nonprofit agency need food?

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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT 

HEALTHY, FRESH FOOD      SAME-DAY DELIVERY      REFRIGERATED TRUCKS      CURATED DELIVERIES      HIGHLY TRAINED, FULL-TIME TEAM OF FOOD RESCUE COORDINATORS

By focusing on the rescue and distribution of fresh and prepared foods, and enabled by our same-day delivery in refrigerated vehicles, we provide healthier and often more desirable food to our partners compared to typical hunger relief efforts.

Each highly trained Food Rescue Coordinator picks up and delivers to the same organizations each week on a meticulously planned route, enabling them to develop a personal relationship with nonprofit partners and learn what they can use most. Throughout the day, each Food Rescue Coordinator calculates and sets aside specific items for upcoming stops to best match their needs.

SEE FOR YOURSELF

Watch this video to learn more about our operations.

Video: Pixela Pictura circa 2020.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Handling perishable and prepared foods requires attention to detail and compliance with food safety regulations. Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ Food Rescue Coordinators are ServSafe certified and trained in responsible and efficient food handling.