Partnering with local restaurants, the initiative aims to save, donate and deliver hundreds of pounds of food each month to shelters, program homes, and pantries that serve residents in Lynn, Marblehead, Salem, and Swampscott utilizing surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away.
In the U.S., food insecurity continues to be a growing problem. One in 11 people struggles with hunger in Massachusetts, with one in nine being children, according to Feeding America. 40 percent of all food in this country is wasted.
We currently pick up items from Marblehead’s Shubie’s. Deliveries are then made to Ruth’s Way for Women in Lynn, Eliot Human Services in Swampscott, and other group homes in the area.
Nicole O’Brien, founder and executive director of Ruth’s Way for Women, described the food they’ve received as “amazingly delicious.”
“It’s been an absolutely wonderful experience,” added O’Brien.
To learn more about participating as a restaurant or delivery volunteer, email Kim Nothnagel at [email protected].