Food Link

630 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, Ma 02476, Usa
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Our missionFood Link is a community organization that rescues fresh food, alleviates hunger, and contributes to environmental sustainability.

Food Link

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Group and Youth Volunteers

Opportunities include sorting non perishable food that is still safe to eat so we can distribute the food to organizations serving people in need; assisting at fundraisers and reaching out to the public at local events. These activities may be appropriate for children over 8 years old and groups.
  • Occasional
  • Children, Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Collection and Distribution

Primarily, we seek volunteers to help on a regular basis with the collection and distribution of donated food. Volunteers generally work in groups to collect food from grocery stores and bakeries, sort the food and then deliver it to social services agencies in the area.
  • Weekly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you helpOver 150 Food Link volunteers work together to rescue food and bring it to social service agencies in the area. Beyond providing good nutrition, these deliveries by Food Link volunteers also remind the clients that they are cared about and supported by their community.
About usFood Link is based in Arlington, MA and serves Arlington and the surrounding communities. The non profit partners with 19 local grocery and prepared food stores to bring high-quality fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, bread and prepared foods to 30 social service agencies serving people in need, including after school programs, programs for at-risk youth, low income housing facilities, homeless shelters, food pantries, and senior centers.
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