Last week, as part of the lead up to Thanksgiving, we published a blog post about Food for Free, a nonprofit working to rescue wasted food and distribute it to the Emergency Food System. This week, we’re still in the same spirit, and we’ve decided to highlight another hunger relief organization, Community Servings. Community Servings works to bring food to those who are living with critical and chronic illnesses, as well as their dependents and caregivers. Not only are the volunteers and staff at Community Servings concerned with feeding their constituents, they are also concerned with making sure that each meal is nutritious and culturally appropriate.
In light of the fact that Thanksgiving is two weeks from today, we’ve decided to spotlight one of our clients who are doing amazing things with food. That client is Food for Free, an organization that rescues fresh food that, without being rescued, might have gone to waste, and delivers it to the local emergency food system. Pretty amazing, right?
Food for Free’s director, Sasha Purpura, explains Food for Free’s mission as this: “We take this problem that is food waste, and we turn it into a solution.” 501Partners worked with Food for Free to implement an in-vehicle Food Tracker, which is an app that integrates with Salesforce and allows the organization to keep track of the food they are receiving and distributing all on tablets in their trucks.
Each and every one of our clients has a unique, inspiring story and mission. We know that these nonprofits are working hard to make the world a better place, that’s why we have decided to feature them here on our blog. This week, in the wake of our extremely exciting time at Belles of the Brawl, we’re featuring Haymakers for Hope. Haymakers for Hope is a wonderful organization whose mission is to raise money and awareness for cancer research. How do they do it? Boxing! Through multiple charity boxing events each year, Haymakers for Hope donates money to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in order to knockout cancer.