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FAVOR - Food Access Volunteers Of Roslindale

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

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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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Donate now to nourish our neighbors AND support local growers! Read more

$97.52 USD of $5,000 USD raised (2%)

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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%)

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$189.53 USD of $4,000 USD raised (5%)

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News from FAVOR - Food Access Volunteers Of Roslindale

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Pass on the P-EBT 2022! Help Spread the Word

Hello FAVOR Supporters, Last summer, we had our first successful campaign, Pass on the P-EBT, and we hope to raise even more funds this year! Please help us m...
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Published on August 31, 2022 by Janna Cohen-Rosenthal

FAVOR at the Roslindale Farmers Market!

Hello, friends and wonderful humans! I thought I'd share some photos from our table at the Roslindale Farmers Market the past couple of weeks, where we're having fun connecting with the community! We are giving out...
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Published on August 20, 2022 by Cheryl J. Rosenberg

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

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Monthly financial contribution to Food Access Volunteers ...

Credit from Larry Bayer to FAVOR - Food Access Volunteers Of Roslindale

+$6.00USD
Completed
Contribution #509158
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Credit from Nicola Rinaldi to FAVOR - Food Access Volunteers Of Roslindale

+$25.00USD
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Contribution #484792
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Credit from Emily to FAVOR - Food Access Volunteers Of Roslindale

+$20.00USD
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Contribution #484709
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Today’s balance

$1,032.18 USD

Total raised

$23,934.76 USD

Total disbursed

$22,902.58 USD

Estimated annual budget

$17,654.16 USD

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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.