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Roslindale Food Collective

We rescue over 2,000-3,000 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.

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$5 USD / month

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

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$20 USD / month

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Events

Roslindale Food Collective is hosting the following events.

Past event
06:00 PM-07:00 PM UTC
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
Irfan Alibhai

$7,200 USD since Dec 2021

2
Charlie Burns

$4,000 USD since Dec 2021

3
Leah Arteaga

$1,850 USD since Nov 2021

4
Priscilla Ballou

$1,550 USD since Dec 2021

5
Jules Patigian

$1,400 USD since Dec 2021

6
Leah Arteaga

$1,000 USD since Oct 2021

7
Ruth

$840 USD since Dec 2021

8
Erin R Carey

$500 USD since Dec 2021

9
Mark

$500 USD since Jan 2022

10
Lisa

$500 USD since Mar 2022

Organizations

1
City of Boston Treasury Department

$2,000 USD since Feb 2023

2
Brown Bros Roofing Inc

$800 USD since Apr 2022

3
FUNDrive

$723.03 USD since Oct 2023

4
Boston Foundation

$500 USD since Jan 2022

5
Greater Roslindale Health Org Inc

$500 USD since Nov 2022

6
Schwab Charitable

$300 USD since Oct 2023

7
David Wean & Cynthia Zabin

$100 USD since Nov 2022

8
Point32Health Foundation

$82.5 USD since Oct 2022

Roslindale Food Collective is all of us

Our contributors 122

Thank you for supporting Roslindale Food Collective.

Leah Arteaga

Admin

$1,000 USD

Charlie Burns

Core Contributor

Janet Nazario

Core Contributor

Irfan Alibhai

$7,200 USD

Health Leads

$6,900 USD

Charlie Burns

$4,000 USD

Leah Arteaga

$1,850 USD

Priscilla Ballou

Food Rescue Star

$1,550 USD

Jules Patigian

$1,400 USD

Ruth

$840 USD

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Today’s balance

$24,279.42 USD

Total raised

$37,178.32 USD

Total disbursed

$12,898.90 USD

Estimated annual budget

$13,108.30 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 2500-3000 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.  As we have grown, we began fundraising to purchase food to distribute; although we still primarily rely on 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 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 that we are not here for community service but rather mutual aid and that there is enough food for everyone. All volunteers can help support their families with food when they packing bags and boxes 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 Mayor's Office of Food Justice, Neighborhood Food Action Collaborative (NFAC) and Health Leads USA. 

Our team

Charlie Burns

Core Contributor

Janet Nazario

Core Contributor