Food Link's vision is a food system without waste, in which everyone has enough

Food Link collects surplus food from distributors and provides it to community organizations serving food insecure individuals and families

Food Link is the bridge between distributors and farms that have the capacity to donate fresh surplus food and community organizations that seek nutritious food for people who are in need. 


Without Food Link, nearly one million pounds of fresh food would be wasted each year, negatively impacting our environment instead of feeding people in need.

Food Link by the Numbers


In 2019, Food Link's efforts to rescue food and nourish the community were powered by:

  • More than 250+ volunteers who collect and deliver food, and support administration

  • 25+ food donors providing fresh, nutritious food

  • 50+ community organizations feeding the food insecure

  • 5 staff


Together we were able to:​

  • Rescue 600,000 lbs of food from being wasted

  • And distribute the equivalent of 500,000 meals

  • To organize serving more than  20,000 individuals.

  • Surpass 3 million pounds of food rescued since founded in 2012

  • Operate 7 days a week, 363 days a year.

Food Link brings the community together

Food Link brings together volunteers, programs, and clients to improve the community. Over 250 Food Link volunteers work together to rescue food and bring it to community organizations in the area. 

Food Link's volunteer corps also provides job training for people with special needs from The Walnut Street Center for adults with developmental disabilities; the Young Adult Vocational Program for teens with mental health issues; and the Douglas House for adults with traumatic brain injuries. 


Food Link, Inc.     781 819 4225

Operations Address:  630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

Mailing Address (for donations): 108 Summer Street, Arlington, MA 02474

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