Food For Free Announces Six New Grants From Local Foundations and Businesses

Non-Profit Organization Provides Hunger Relief to Families and Individuals in Greater Boston

Cambridge, MA (August 26, 2021) Food For Free, the Cambridge and Somerville-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing every member of the Greater Boston community with reliable access to fresh and nutritious food, announced today that they have received six grants from a variety of community and corporate organizations. These are grants that were received between April and July 2021, and will help Food For Free continue to provide food for people in need, especially critical during these pandemic times when the need is at an all-time high.

The grants came from the following community and corporate organizations, all committed to supporting hunger relief in the Greater Boston region, and supporting Food For Free’s Food Rescue program to rescue food that might otherwise go to waste:

As Food For Free is expanding due to the unprecedented need for food in Greater Boston, many other partners have stepped up to show support for the organization including significant business donations from Harvard University and LGA.  Additionally, the City of Cambridge provided support for the expansion of Food For Free’s Home Delivery Program, which serves low-income Cambridge seniors and people with disabilities, bringing boxes of healthy food right to their doorstep. The program now serves 400 people in need per month.  The Greater Boston Food Bank supported the addition of a new freezer and cooler space. Finally, Social Ventures Partners Boston is entering their third year of partnership with Food For Free and they continue to show ongoing support.

“Hunger is at an all-time high, not only here in Greater Boston, but throughout the country,” said Sasha Purpura, Executive Director of Food for Free. “One of our biggest challenges has been keeping up with the high demand for food during these tumultuous times, and thanks to our generous donor partners we’ve been able to distribute 6 million pounds of nutritious food in the last year alone.  This is a feat we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish without our wonderful partners.”



Food For Free is a Cambridge and Somerville based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing the Greater Boston community with reliable access to fresh and nutritious food. Food For Free accomplishes its mission through food rescue, partnerships with schools, colleges, and community food programs, and our own direct service programs. In the last year, Food For Free distributed 6 million pounds of nutritious food to roughly 40,000 people throughout Greater Boston and was named 2020 .Org Impact Award winner in the Fighting Hunger and Poverty category for its work improving access to healthy food within the Boston community. To learn more, please visit us at, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.