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 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 200 vendor and non-profit 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 makes pick-ups from vendor partners across Massachusetts. Using our fleet of refrigerated vehicles, we deliver, same day, to non-profits 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 32,000 neighbors each week.
We pick up culled product from grocery stores, produce wholesalers, farms and farmers markets.
We deliver to over 170 non-profits – 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.
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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 non-profit 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
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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 over a period of three months.