I LOVE Food for Free! Why? They are a great group of people doing worthwhile work rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste and getting it to people who need it. But really why I love them is that they have made it so incredibly easy for me to access their services. Last year when I first started working on ways to address the hunger problem at PHA, I sent a quick email to Food for Free. Almost immediately I got a response. They were happy to help with weekly donations of produce. Their only challenge was adding another delivery stop to their schedule. When I said I could take that challenge off their hands and pick up the donated produce, we were set to go. No stacks of forms for me to fill out. No official contract to sign. I just had to show up at the agreed upon time and location with my car and load it with healthy produce to bring back to PHA.
So, when Food for Free notifies me of upcoming fundraising events, I make every effort to attend and to get others to join me. On Friday October 24, Food for Free held their annual Party Under the Harvest Moon. It happened to be conveniently located on MIT campus, offered great food and drink, live music, fun conversation, and of course the fundraising silent auction options. (A friend of mine, Diane, came within seconds of winning the weekend in Vermont. Too bad!) And FFF raised $60,000 in this one evening! They certainly know how to throw a good party, and make money while doing so.