Food Link's Beginnings

 

Julie Kremer and DeAnne Dupont started Food Link in 2012, when they began rescuing unsold fresh food. Confronted with the reality of good food going to waste, they recognized the synergy of delivering food to community organizations that feed those in need.

Over the past eight years, Food Link has linked millions of pounds of food, that would have otherwise been wasted, with people in the community.

Milestones:

2014

The name was changed from the Food Recovery Project to Food Link.

Food Link became registered as a 501(c)(3)

2015

Food link acquired enough funding to hire its first staff member as Operations Director.

2018

Purchased a building at 108 Summer Street, Arlington which is scheduled to open as the Food Link Hub in fall 2020.

2019

Surpassed 3 million pounds of food diverted from the waste stream

Today

  • Serve 20 communities

  • Collect from 25+ food donors

  • Partner with 50+ community organizations who feed the food insecure

  • Powered by 250+ volunteers

  • 5 staff members

  • Collect and distribute 600,000 pounds of food annually

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Food Link, Inc.     781 819 4225      info@foodlinkma.org

Operations Address:  888 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

Mailing Address (for donations): 17 Brattle Street, Suite 17 Arlington, MA 02476

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