October 31, 2022

The Food for Free logo Food for Free, a Cambridge based nonprofit organization that runs innovative programs to combat food insecurity and provide people in need with access to high-quality, nutritious food, recently held their annual “Party Under the Harvest Moon” fundraiser at MIT Morss Hall on October 21. East Cambridge Savings Bank was honored to sponsor and support this event at the Bronze level – supporting both the event and Food for Free’s many programs to help those facing food insecurity. According to a recent patch.com article, “The annual event raised $160,000 to support the nonprofit’s year-round food rescue and redistribution efforts in over 20 communities across Eastern Massachusetts.”

“The Bank is incredibly grateful for all that Food for Free does in our communities to provide direct food assistance to those most in need,” noted Gilda M. Nogueira, the Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The amount of food that the organization distributes yearly is truly incredible. We are humbled to lend a helping hand with these efforts.”

Founded in 1981, Food for Free focused on food rescue – a process of gathering perfectly good food items for distribution to those in need – items that would otherwise be thrown away. Since then, Food for Free has evolved to facilitate numerous programs including sending kids home from school with nutritious food for the weekend, providing individually portioned food kits to those with limited access to kitchens, and delivering food pantry items to those with limited mobility. 

To learn more about Food for Free and the impactful programs they provide, please visit their website