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 resources where it can have the greatest impact. Lovin’ Spoonfuls is committed to addressing the health, environmental, and economic impact that food waste has on our community.
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 40 cities and towns in Greater Boston, MetroWest and Hampden County, and works with more than 235 partners. We are committed to increasing awareness on topics related to food waste and hunger, as well as equipping the community we serve with the knowledge that empowers them to feed themselves and their families.
HOW WE DO IT
Each weekday, our team of highly trained and passionate Food Rescue Coordinators picks up from more than 75 vendor partners in our fleet of refrigerated trucks and delivers the product to nonprofit agencies across Massachusetts.
WHAT WE RESCUE
Our focus is rescuing perishable, nutritious food — fruits and vegetables, dairy, proteins and prepared foods — in order to help meet the nutritional needs of food insecure individuals in our communities.
Our timely rescue of food that has been deemed no longer salable — slightly bruised produce, dairy nearing its sell-by date, or perfectly good food products that are determined to be excess — provides meals to more than 30,000 individuals each week.
We pick up culled product from grocery stores, produce wholesalers, farms and farmers markets.
We deliver to over 160 nonprofit partners, including homeless shelters, crisis centers, food pantries, after-school programs, veterans service agencies and senior centers that feed hungry people across Greater Boston, MetroWest, and Hampden County.
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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
HEALTHY, FRESH FOOD SAME DAY DELIVERY REFRIGERATED TRUCKS CURATED DELIVERIES HIGHLY TRAINED, FULL TIME TEAM OF DRIVERS
By focusing on rescuing and delivering fresh and prepared foods, enabled by our same-day deliveries in refrigerated trucks, we provide healthier and more desirable food to our beneficiaries 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 beneficiaries and learn what they can use most. Throughout the day, each Food Rescue Coordinator calculates and sets aside specific items for upcoming beneficiary stops to best match their needs.
SEE FOR YOURSELF
Watch this video to learn more about our operations.
Filmed by Katy Jordan and Jon Mercer.
Handling perishable and prepared foods requires attention to detail and compliance with the regulations set by the state of Massachusetts. Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ Food Rescue Coordinators are ServSafe certified, trained in responsible and efficient food handling over a period of three months.