Bridging the Gap

Between

Abundance and Need

What We Do

Lovin’ Spoonfuls is a nonprofit food rescue organization based in Boston dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. We pick up wholesome, perishable food from grocery stores, produce wholesalers, farms and farmers markets, and distribute it to more than 140 community nonprofits that feed hungry people across Greater Boston and MetroWest.

Lovin’ Spoonfuls connects abundance and excess food with the food insecure men, women, children and families who need it most. 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.

Watch this video to learn more about our operations.


Filmed by Katy Jordan and Jon Mercer.

 

What We Do

Each weekday, our team of Food Rescue Coordinators pick up from more than 70 vendor partners in our fleet of refrigerated trucks and do a same-day distribution to nonprofit agencies across Eastern Massachusetts. We collect excess food from grocery stores, farms, farmers markets, and produce wholesalers, and make scheduled distributions to our nonprofit partners, which include homeless shelters, crisis centers, food pantries, after-school programs, veterans service agencies and senior centers. 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.

Does your nonprofit agency need food? Please click here to contact us.

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.

 

 

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 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 nearly 40 cities and towns across Eastern Massachusetts and works with more than 200 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.