November Food RescueBy Jana Gimenez
The Food Drive
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WHEN: 11/01/2022 - 11/30/2022 WHERE: Everett, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, Woburn
Why food rescue? The weekend after Thanksgiving 2022, The Food Drive rescued and distributed 5000 pounds of food recovered from groceries stores, bakeries, and local events. And it was good food that has no business in a landfill — carts bursting with prepared meals and sandwiches, towers of festive cakes and pies, racks of bread, catering trays with full entrees, and box upon box of beautiful produce and fruit displays. The goal of food rescue is both to keep food out of landfills and to make sure food is going to its “highest and best use” – that is, being eaten by people, according to ReFED, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending food loss. At The Food Drive take this a step further and commit the time and care necessary to match food with recipients where it will have the greatest impact within the closest proximity. We delivered a large amount of this post-Thanksgiving bounty to My Brother’s Table in Lynn, Massachusetts, where it went a long way toward the 900 meals that their incredibly dedicated team provides seven days a week. However, the carefully selected boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables that we delivered to the Dwelling Place Soup Kitchen meant just as much to the guests for their dinner service. The Food Drive is on a mission to connect the right food at the right time to the people who need it most.