The front of Food Link’s new building, The Hub, with blue skies in the background.
The front of Food Link’s new building, The Hub, with blue skies in the background.

In March, Food Link opened the doors to the Hub, located in Arlington, MA. It’s been a long journey since we purchased the building in 2018, and thanks to the support of people like you — donors, volunteers, community and mission partners, and more — more people in MA will access fresh food.

The Hub features a loading dock to accommodate large food deliveries, an indoor food sorting space for volunteers, and expanded cold storage, all of which enables us to rescue more food for people in need. …

Finding Hope and Gratitude in Uncertainty | COVID-19 and Food Rescue

Elise sorting bread at our Hub in Arlington, MA

When the COVID-19 pandemic became a reality in Massachusetts, Food Link needed to quickly pivot to continue to safely serve the community. Our Director of Operations and Community Partnerships, Elise Springuel, jumped into action to ensure a smooth transition through these uncertain times. Continue on to read Elise’s personal reflection on how the pandemic affected Food Link’s operations, how she processed this new normal, and her hope and gratitude for food rescue.

A recent New York Times article asked people to recount the moment where they knew that “the…

Halloween celebrations are bound to look different this year due to the global pandemic engulfing our lives. People have been advised to take necessary precautions and safety measures to avoid possible risks. But one thing has not changed this Halloween: our love of pumpkins for decorations and food. But all those pumpkins have a negative impact on our environment. Did you realize that this time of year we use valuable earth resources to overproduce pumpkins for decoration alone, and that most of them go to waste after the Halloween celebrations end?

According to an article in The Atlantic “Every year…

At Food Link, a community organization serving eastern Massachusetts, we have a “simple” vision: a food system without waste, in which everyone has enough. Achieving this vision, however, is far from simple, and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has put that vision even farther out of reach. In 2020, Massachusetts residents are facing record unemployment, lost wages, and a substantial increase in food insecurity — from 8.4% of households to 16.6% of households as of July 2020. Unsurprisingly, the hardest hit are Black and Latinx households across the Commonwealth.

Food Link staff and volunteers work every day to…

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