Combating food insecurity into the new year

Posted by Boston Organics on Jan 5, 2021 12:04:22 PM

More people and families were challenged this year while facing the coronavirus and rising unemployment. While individuals had shifted into a new normal, others were challenged with finding a way to feed themselves and their families. How do you get food when you can’t afford it?

Old and new ways of combatting food insecurity

Established organizations like Greater Boston Food Bank and Food For Free have been combating food insecurity all over MA. And community fridges and mutual aid networks, a more grassroots approach, have proved that they’re here to stay in our neighborhoods. Folks who have resources to spare have found ways to divert it to those who might be struggling. A beautiful example of a sustainable food system and the power of the local community.

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an organic contribution


Around Thanksgiving, Boston Organics collected donations from our amazing BO Community with the intention of combating food insecurity. In 2020, the need to support our neighbors and feel connected (while being physically distanced) was at the forefront. We collected 248 standard size boxes of produce, which allowed us to purchase and donate 4 pallets of locally grown, organic produce from:

  • Brookford Farm (Canterbury, NH; carrots, onions, potatoes)
  • Atlas Farm (South Deerfield, MA; radish, and turnips)
  • Winter Moon Roots (Hadley, MA; beets)


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The Boston Organics crew continues to be inspired by the generosity of our customers and their passion for supporting the New England network of organic farmers. Thank you!

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Topics: Boston Organics Community, Holiday, Company Updates, food donation, Community Events, Boston Local Partnerships, Donations, Food System, Year In Review, food relief, food access, donation, Community Impact, Community Partnership

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