Food For Free serves people who are "food insecure"--lacking consistent access to enough food to meet their nutritional needs, and dependent on resources such as pantries and meal programs to avoid going hungry. We do this by rescuing fresh produce from local farms, wholesalers, and grocery stores and distributing it through the emergency food system where it can reach those at risk of hunger.
“We believe that access to healthy food is a fundamental right. Food For Free improves access to healthy food within our community by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste and creating new distribution channels to under-served populations with an emphasis on utilizing school systems to reach those in need. We envision a future where everyone in our community – regardless of age, income, or ability – has consistent access to fresh, healthy, delicious food. Through a combination of food rescue and transportation services, we give food programs year-round access to fresh fruits and vegetables, while our direct service programs bring food to students, seniors, and others most at risk of hunger. Our programs address not only short-term hunger, but also the long-term health effects of food insecurity and poor nutrition, while reducing food waste.”source: http://www.foodforfree.org