Food for Thought

By Amanda Brancato Food justice: the belief that healthy food is a human right. As we head into the holiday season, filled with treats and homemade cooking, we are apt to forget the primary role of food. Eating for pleasure is part of our culture. Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gingerbread, etc. Food is the centerpiece of our holiday table. Eating for pleasure allows us to…

A Day in the Life of an SFR Food Runner

By Amanda Brancato Ever wonder how a food run with Student Food Rescue works? Here’s what the Sunday 11am to 1pm food runners experience each week! 10:45 a.m. Velma, the 12-passenger white van, sits patiently in her parking spot. She’s waiting for the five Boston University students to begin their Sunday SFR food run.     11:00…

Food Heals

By Amanda Brancato Student Food Rescue (SFR) was founded by a group of BU students in 1988 who collected food from local Boston suppliers and delivered it to those in need. Today, SFR has donated over 500,000 pounds of food and has expanded to prepare meals directly with community partners such as Community Servings. Located in Jamaica Plain, Community Servings prepares and…

The Foodies Behind SFR

By Amanda Brancato, CSC SFR Storyteller Student Food Rescue (SFR) is one of the largest student-run food salvage programs in the country. Volunteers pick up donated food from local farmers markets, bakeries, restaurants, and grocery stores and drop it off at over 20 recipient sites around the Greater Boston Area. Volunteers collect over 5,000 pounds of…