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Food Access Volunteers of Roslindale (FAVOR)

We are a volunteer-run mutual aid group fighting food insecurity in Roslindale and surrounding neighborhoods.

Summer 2020 Campaign Goal
$2,500
per year
Today's Balance
$2,911.67
Estimated Annual Budget
$21,264

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Financial Contributions

One-time contribution
Make a one-time donation

Help us operate our weekly food sites and purchase fresh, healthy food! Your donation will go towards the $500 a week we spend per site on healthy ... Read more

Starts at$5 USD

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Monthly Food Access Donor

Make a recurring donation to help FAVOR purchase healthy, local food for neighbors (minimum $5). It costs about $65 a month to support 1 of the 125... Read more

Starts at$5 USD / month

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Goal

We are looking for 120 donors to each give $65 a month towards our food costs. Your monthly contribution of $65 will allow us to provide one bag of... Read more

$62.81 USD of $7,800 USD raised (1%)

Starts at$65 USD

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Goal
Sponsor a week of eggs

A $100 Contribution will supply eggs for one of our program sites per week, giving about 60 families easy and healthy protein to supplement their f... Read more

$482.96 USD of $1,000 USD raised (48%)

$100 USD

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+ 1
Goal

Por Favor! Please support neighbors and pass along your P-EBT to FAVOR. Read more

$2,502.02 USD of $2,000 USD raised (125%)

Starts at$5 USD

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News from Food Access Volunteers of Roslindale (FAVOR)

Updates on our activities and progress.

UPDATE: Roslindale Empty Bowls - March 27, 2022

Dear FAVOR Supporters, Apologies for the delay in sending this update. The event was fantastic, and we are already starting to plan for next year! ******Thank you so much for your generosity in making the 2022 Roslindale/Hyde Park Empty Bow...
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Published on May 17, 2022 by Cheryl J. Rosenberg

Empty Bowls Fundraiser March 27- Support FAVOR, get soup & a beautiful handmade bowl!

Dear FAVOR friends, We are excited to invite you to the ...
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Published on March 14, 2022 by Janna Cohen-Rosenthal

Why support FAVOR...

Hello, friends. We are asking for your help, yet again. If you are making plans for your year-end giving, please consider FAVOR. FAVOR is different from other food orgs like the food pantry, community fridge, and RFC. Our mission is to work...
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Published on December 7, 2021 by Cheryl J. Rosenberg

Budget


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Monthly financial contribution to Food Access Volunteers ...

Credit from Emily to Food Access Volunteers of Roslindale (FAVOR)

+$20.00USD
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Credit from Nicola Rinaldi to Food Access Volunteers of Roslindale (FAVOR)

+$25.00USD
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Credit from Kris Carter to Food Access Volunteers of Roslindale (FAVOR)

+$50.00USD
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Today’s balance

$2,911.67 USD

Total raised

$19,657.41 USD

Total disbursed

$16,745.74 USD

Estimated annual budget

$21,264.06 USD

About


MISSION: To harness the human, material, and financial resources of Roslindale and the surrounding area to ensure that all local households have access to sufficient healthy food, and to advocate for policy change necessary to achieve food equity.

FAVOR is a volunteer-run mutual aid group serving Roslindale and surrounding neighborhoods, formed to help those experiencing food insecurity. Because Roslindale has the reputation of being a wealthier neighborhood within the City of Boston, our community lacks sufficient services to support households experiencing food insecurity. According to the Greater Boston Food Bank's Food Resources map, of 119 food pantries in the city, only three are located in the Southwest Boston communities of Roslindale, Hyde Park and West Roxbury. 

Our group has built a strong community network to provide fresh, local, nutritious foods purchased at wholesale from local sources using donated funds, and "rescued" from area markets, cafés, and bakeries. Our Friday food programs at Archdale and Washington-Beech Apartments provide families with fresh eggs and nutritious produce, which they do not get through the Greater Boston Food Bank. We also prioritize culturally relevant foods, like beans, rice, bok choy, plantains, and yams, so our neighbors can prepare meals they know and love.

We serve about 150+ households a week through our 2 distribution sites, accessible by public transportation. No IDs or documentation are required to receive food, and no limits placed on how frequently someone can come to our programs. We rely on volunteers who come from Boston and beyond to run our programs every week.