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.
Established in 2010 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Lovin’ Spoonfuls is the largest food rescue agency in New England. We serve more than 60 cities and towns in Greater Boston, MetroWest, Worcester County, and Hampden County, and work with 85 vendors and over 195 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 highly trained and passionate frontline staff 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 healthy, perishable 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 55,000 neighbors each week.
We pick up culled product from grocery stores, produce wholesalers, farms, and farmers’ markets.
We deliver to over 195 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.
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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
HEALTHY, FRESH FOOD SAME-DAY DELIVERY REFRIGERATED TRUCKS CURATED DELIVERIES HIGHLY TRAINED, FULL-TIME FRONTLINE STAFF
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.
Our highly trained frontline staff picks up and delivers to the same organizations each week on a meticulously planned route, enabling them to develop personal relationships with nonprofit partners and learn what they can use most. Throughout the day, each on-the-road team member 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 2022.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Handling perishable and prepared foods requires attention to detail and compliance with food safety regulations. Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ frontline staff are ServSafe certified and trained in responsible and efficient food handling.