In March, the Cambridge Department of Public Works (DPW) called the RecyclingWorks hotline to find an outlet for the surplus food from a meal prepared for their overnight snow crew. RecyclingWorks provided the Cambridge DPW with several potential food rescue outlets to help donate these surplus meals.

The Cambridge DPW connected with the St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge. The church rescued a total of 50 surplus meals from the DPW. The church provides a weekly dinner for those in need and the donation was appreciated.

RecyclingWorks’ Food Donation Guidance provides information to assist businesses and institutions interested in establishing food donation programs. Call the RecyclingWorks hotline at (888) 254-5525 if your business would like assistance connecting with a food rescue organization or otherwise diverting a material from disposal.