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Food For Free’s Benefit Party

Cambridge, MA — The stars are perfectly aligned for a brilliant evening of food, music and a silent auction to benefit Food For Free, the Cambridge based non profit which has been bridging the gap between waste and want since 1981.  Proceeds from the annual event support Food For Free’s Produce Rescue Program, the largest program and heart of the agency’s work.  For information about Food For Free and the party, visit www.foodforfree.org or call 617.868.2900 ext. 326.

Event: Party Under the Harvest Moon
Date & Time: Friday, October 19, 6 – 10 pm
Place: MIT’s Morss Hall, Walker Memorial Building
142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
Tickets: Purchase at www.foodforfree.org
$50 each or two for $80 through September 19
$60 each as of September 20

‘We are thrilled to be joined by Robin Young, Ray Magliozzi and Doug Berman – a constellation of stars from WBUR who will light up the room,’  says Party Chair Maggie McNally. ‘In addition, we’ll have our own Food For Free star power at the party – past Executive Director David Leslie and his successor, Sasha Purpura.’  The annual event attracts long-standing and new supporters who mingle with the luminaries while enjoying food and drink donated by a stellar list of restaurants including Rendezvous, Stone Hearth Pizza, Upstairs on the Square and Cambridge Brewing Company. There is also a silent auction of items generously donated by local businesses and, for dancing the night away, live music by One Thin Dime.

About Food For Free

Bridging the gap between waste and want
Food For Free responds to local hunger by rescuing fresh food that might otherwise go to waste and distributing it within the emergency food system, where it can reach those in need.

Food For Free’s largest program, Produce Rescue, distributes fresh fruits and vegetables to more than 80 food programs that collectively serve approximately 25,000 individuals. Programs served include food pantries, emergency shelters, meal programs, clinics and youth centers. Food For Free distributed 1,020,000 pounds of food in 2011.

Food For Free’s other programs are Home Delivery,  Field of Greens and, introduced recently, The Transportation Partnership.  Program and other information is at www.foodforfree.org.  Food For Free is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

Food For Free offices are located at 11 Inman Street in Cambridge. To learn more about Food for Free and see a list of Party Under the Harvest Moon sponsors, food and auction donors visit www.foodforfree.org.  Information is also available by calling 617.868.2900.

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Food for Free Fund Raiser at Flatbread Pizza

Starting at 5pm on July 31, Flatbread Pizza/Sacco’s Bowl Haven will host a Food for Free Fundraiser.

There is no entry fee; just stop by (hungry) and Flatbread will donate $3.50 for each large flatbread and $1.75 for each small flatbread purchased starting at 5pm.

About Food for Free:
Bridging the gap between waste and want since 1981
Food For Free responds to local hunger by rescuing fresh food that might otherwise go to waste and distributing it within the emergency food system, where it can reach those in need.

Food For Free’s largest program, Produce Rescue, distributes fresh fruits and vegetables to 82 local food programs that collectively serve about 25,000 individuals. Programs served include food pantries, emergency shelters, meal programs, clinics and youth centers. Food For Free distributed 1,020,000 pounds of food in 2011.

In addition to Produce Rescue, Food For Free’s other programs are Home Delivery, Field of Greens and, introduced recently, The Transportation Partnership. Program and other information is at www.foodforfree.org.

Food For Free is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization located at 11 Inman Street in Cambridge. Additional information atwww.foodforfree.org or by calling 617.868.2900 x 326.