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Roslindale Food Collective

We rescue over 1,500 pounds of quality groceries every week. We distribute that food via a weekly free food program that feeds our direct community.

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Your monthly donation helps us rescue quality groceries and distribute them, most often the same day, to our immediate community.

Starts at$5 USD / month

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Food Rescue Star

Your monthly donation helps us rescue and distribute quality groceries, increase awareness, and train our dedicated volunteers.

Starts at$20 USD / month

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Roslindale Food Collective is hosting the following events.

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Special event! Free food, no ID required. One box per family, plus toiletry kits. Let's feed our ...Read more

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Charlie Burns

$4,000 USD since Oct 2021

2
Irfan Alibhai

$2,400 USD since Dec 2021

3
Leah Arteaga

$1,850 USD since Nov 2021

4
Leah Arteaga

$1,000 USD since Oct 2021

5
Priscilla Ballou

$550 USD since Dec 2021

6
Erin R Carey

$500 USD since Dec 2021

7
Mark

$500 USD since Jan 2022

8
Jules Patigian

$400 USD since Dec 2021

9
Antonia Boyle

$250 USD since Dec 2021

10
Mary M Lennon

$250 USD since Dec 2021

11
Ruth

$240 USD since Dec 2021

12
Heather McGowan

$200 USD since Dec 2021

13
Amy

$200 USD since Dec 2021

14
Nina Lev and Ron Beland

$200 USD since Dec 2021

15
Hannah Weisman and Mike Peluse

$120 USD since Dec 2021

Organizations

1
Boston Foundation

$250 USD since Jan 2022

Roslindale Food Collective is all of us

Our contributors 104

Thank you for supporting Roslindale Food Collective.

Charlie Burns

Admin

$4,000 USD

Leah Arteaga

Admin

$1,000 USD

Sarah Primeau

Core Contributor

Janet Nazario

Core Contributor

Amanda Jordan

Core Contributor

Irfan Alibhai

$2,400 USD

Leah Arteaga

$1,850 USD

Priscilla Ballou

Food Rescue Star

$550 USD

Erin R Carey

$500 USD

Mark

$500 USD

Jules Patigian

$400 USD

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Credit from Ruth to Roslindale Food Collective

+$30.00USD
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Credit from Amy Puffer to Roslindale Food Collective

+$15.00USD
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Credit from Marissa to Roslindale Food Collective

+$10.00USD
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Today’s balance

$12,459.58 USD

Total raised

$17,284.29 USD

Total disbursed

$4,824.71 USD

Estimated annual budget

$19,556.66 USD

About


Our work began in 2018, but we were officially founded in January, 2020, the Roslindale Food Collective (RFC) seeks to unite our community to reduce tremendous waste of nutritious foods, alleviate local food insecurity, and foster existing mutual aid systems in Roslindale and surrounding areas of Boston, MA. 

We rescue over 2,000 pounds of fresh food each week from more than 10 retail partners. We then sort and distribute that food at program each Sunday, where we give each family a 30-pound box of groceries. 
 
Our collective is focused on sustainability, food equity, and mutual aid with dignity.

-Sustainability.  We don’t require fundraising to purchase food to distribute; instead, we rely on the grocery donations we rescue each week. We are avid recyclers and compost all of our unusable donated produce. We use social media, community boards, and a growing network of dedicated neighbors to ensure nothing we rescue is wasted.

-Food equity.  Our mission is to provide consistent access to free, healthy, and culturally diverse food to everyone in our community. We do not discriminate on any basis, and do not require any kind of qualification, documentation or limitation for the food we provide.  We are 100% staffed by volunteers who are community stakeholders and collective beneficiaries. 

-Mutual aid.  We maintain there is plenty of food for everyone. All volunteers can shop donations before they sort and bag them for others. We work hand-in-hand with neighbors who donate their unwanted items to the community fridges, and we provide clear, consistent information on how to do so.

-Dignity.  Receiving a box of groceries from RFC is a friendly, safe experience that provides over 30 pounds of pre-packed groceries that includes (but is not limited to) fresh produce, shelf-stable pantry items, dairy, eggs, and plenty of “specialty surprises” that might otherwise be unavailable to many people in our community. We believe that food access is a right, that there is plenty for everyone, and that the "bread line" mentality is outdated and unnecessary in today's world.

We are proud partners of the Roslindale Community Fridge, the Food Access Volunteers of Roslindale (FAVOR), the Mayor's Office of Food Access, and Health Leads USA. 

Our team

Sarah Primeau

Core Contributor

Janet Nazario

Core Contributor

Amanda Jordan

Core Contributor