Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 7:00p -
Lovin' Spoonfuls Inc
1304 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02134
Social Good, Virtual & Streaming
Boston-based food rescue Lovin' Spoonfuls will host their 10th annual Ultimate Tailgate Party online this year on Wednesday, November 18. The virtual program will begin at 7PM and features a timely keynote on the intersection of food justice and racial equity from Wes Moore, CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation.
For the first time in the event’s history, tickets to Tailgate are free, however registration is required and can be done by visiting LovinSpoonfulsInc.org. TV personality, chef, social justice advocate and Lovin’ Spoonfuls Culinary Panel member Andrew Zimmern returns as this year’s master of ceremonies. In addition to a musical performance from Lake Street Dive, Spoonfuls will also debut its new video highlighting the efforts of frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s free virtual program will feature beneficiary and supporter stories, entertainment and donation opportunities; Ultimate Tailgate is the biggest yearly fundraiser for New England’s largest food rescue organization.
Proceeds raised during the event will enable Spoonfuls’ ongoing efforts to rescue an average of 75,000-80,000 pounds of fresh, healthy food per week and distribute it to organizations across the Commonwealth that serve people facing food insecurity.
To learn more about Lovin’ Spoonfuls and the 10th Annual Ultimate Tailgate, or to donate to the organization, please visit lovinspoonfulsinc.org.
About Lovin’ Spoonfuls
Established in 2010 by Ashley Stanley, Lovin’ Spoonfuls is a nonprofit food rescue organization based in Boston dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded.
Each week day, Spoonfuls’ 12 Food Rescue Coordinators work with over 200 vendor partners across eight truck routes to pick up wholesome, perishable food from grocery stores, produce wholesalers, farms and farmers markets, and distribute it to more than 160 community nonprofits that address food insecurity in Greater Boston, MetroWest and Western Massachusetts. Communities served include: Boston, Cambridge, Brighton, Somerville, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Melrose, Watertown, Woburn, Wakefield, Burlington, Newton, Quincy, Needham, Natick, Framingham, Ashland, Bellingham, Milford, Waltham, Sudbury, Southborough and Hampden County (Springfield, Chicopee and Holyoke). Each week, Lovin’ Spoonfuls rescues between 75,000-80,000 pounds of food to serve about 30,000 people within these communities; more than 18 million pounds have been rescued to date.