Food Rescue

About Us

Tufts Food Rescue works to create and ensure food security in the local communities (Somerville and Medford) surrounding Tufts. We run a food collection network involving numerous donors and recipients, ranging from farmers markets and grocery stores to homeless shelters and food pantries. We collect food that would otherwise be thrown away  (despite its good condition) and deliver it to our partner recipients. These recipients in turn provide individuals and households in need with fresh options as a supplement as a complement to the low nutrient high calorie diet characteristic of low-income diets.

We work closely with the Somerville Homeless Coalition to maximize our impact and respond to the changing needs of the community. We have modeled our program after the successful Food for Free organization founded in Cambridge.

Current Volunteer Opportunities ~ Get Involved!

Become a green-thumbed hero and start volunteering with Food Rescue! To sign up to become a food rescue volunteer, ask questions, or simply gain more information, please contact Jeremy, Shayna, Sean, or Sam at



Food Rescue Recipients:

CASPAR – Albany Street
240 Albany St, Cambridge, MA 02139
CASPAR Men’s Residences 3 Summit Avenue
Somerville, MA 2143
242 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
CASPAR Womanplace
11 Russell Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
Catholic Charities (food pantry) 
270 Washington St.
Somerville MA, 02143
CHA HIV Pantry 
125 Lowell St,
Somerville, MA 02143
Elizabeth Peabody House
275 Broadway
Somerville, MA 2145
Food For Free 11 Inman Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Holy Bible Baptist Church of Somerville 64 College Avenue, Somerville MA 02144
Loaves and Fishes
35 Magazine Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Missionary Church of the Hatian Community
100 Temple Street, Somerville
Project SOUP 
15 Franklin Street
East Somerville, MA 02145
Ruby Rogers Center
64 Union Square