Food For Free Named a Finalist in the 2021 Classy Awards

The Classy Awards honor today’s most innovative nonprofit organizations and social enterprises

Cambridge, Mass. — June 9, 2021 — Today, Classy, creator of world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, named Food For Free  as one of its 50 Finalists for the 2021 Classy Awards. The Classy Awards were launched in 2009 to shine a spotlight on outstanding programs run by social impact organizations around the world, and today, we’re proud to share that our 2020 pandemic hunger relief work has been recognized for its impact on fighting hunger in Greater Boston. 

Food For Free, the Cambridge-based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing every member of the Greater Boston community with reliable access to fresh and nutritious food, was chosen as a finalist based on its impressive work in 2020 to fight hunger during the pandemic. Throughout the year, Food For Free was able to shift, pivot and grow and developed new innovative programs like its Just Eats grocery box. In 2020, Food For Free distributed more than 4.7 million pounds of nutritious food, more than double the amount it distributed in 2019.

Winners for the 2021 Classy Awards will be announced on September 28, 2021, but supporters can vote for Food For Free in the People’s Choice category here until June 25, 2021. For more information on the Classy Awards, visit

About Food For Free

Food For Free is a Cambridge-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 4.7 million pounds of nutritious food to more than 30,000 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.

About Classy
Classy is a B Corp Certified social enterprise that helps nonprofit organizations maximize their impact through a suite of world-class, online fundraising tools to accelerate social impact around the world. Based in San Diego, CA and trusted by organizations of all sizes, from the fastest-growing nonprofits to some of the world’s largest social organizations, nonprofits use Classy’s platform to raise money, engage their communities, and advance their missions. Since 2011, Classy has powered tens of millions of donations from over 190 countries and customers on its platform have raised over $3 billion for social good. Classy also hosts the Collaborative conference and the Classy Awards to spotlight the innovative work nonprofits are implementing around the globe. For more information, visit or follow Classy on Twitter @Classy.

About the Classy Awards
The Classy Awards is one of the largest awards ceremonies of its kind, recognizing excellence in social innovation. The yearlong initiative identifies and evaluates organizations addressing hundreds of social problems around the world. The winners are determined by the Classy Awards Leadership Council, an honorary board of leaders and experts whose unique perspective and valuable insight establish this recognition as one of the highest honors in the social sector.