Since 1981 Food For Free has been a pioneer in the field of food rescue. Food For Free rescues fresh food—food that might otherwise go to waste—and distributes it within the local emergency food system where it can reach those in need.
Launched in the spring of 2016, the Family Meals program re-purposes prepared foods into single-serving meals for people with limited access to kitchens.
Family Meals uses frozen surplus foods donated from local university dining halls and other sources, rescued via our Prepared Foods Rescue program. With the work of staff and volunteers, Family Meals takes this food and repackages it into individual heat-and-eat frozen meals for:
- Families sheltered in hotels, without access to kitchens
- Families with young children who are struggling to put dinner on the table
- Other populations that face barriers to cooking for themselves