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


Food Link's efforts to rescue food and nourish the community are 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

  • 10 staff working behind-the-scenes and on the forefront


Together, we are able to:​

  • Rescue 1.2 million lbs of food from being wasted

  • Distribute the equivalent of 1 million meals

  • Organize serving more than 80,000 individuals

  • Surpass 4 million pounds of food rescued since founded in 2012

  • Operate 7 days a week, 360 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, Inc.     781 819 4225

Address:  108 Summer Street, Arlington, MA 02474

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