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.
The name was changed from the Food Recovery Project to Food Link.
Food Link became registered as a 501(c)(3)
Food link acquired enough funding to hire its first staff member as Operations Director.
Purchased a building at 108 Summer Street, Arlington which is scheduled to open as the Food Link Hub in fall 2020.
Surpassed 3 million pounds of food diverted from the waste stream
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