Didriks Steps Up to the Plate to Benefit Food For Free For Second Year
Didriks, a retailer of premium outdoor furniture and housewares announced that they will donate five percent of in-store and online sales in February to Cambridge, MA nonprofit Food For Free. This will be Didriksʼ second annual Food For Free campaign. Didriks invites the public to an in-store kickoff party on February 4th, 2010, from 5-8pm. Catering for the party will be donated by Season to Taste, and Craigie on Main restaurant will also add something delicious to the occasion. Both event partners specialize in bringing locally grown food to the table. Food For Free Director, David Leslie, said “Weʼre excited and grateful to partner with Didriks once again for this promotion. This helps bring more awareness of what we do, addressing the issues of local hunger with healthy and nutritious food.” Jonathan Henke, owner of Didriks said “Didriks has proudly supported Food For Free for five years, and we feel that its important to make this extra effort at a time when the economy continues to particularly affect the least fortunate.”
About Food For Free
Food For Free responds to local hunger by rescuing fresh food that might otherwise go to waste and distributing it within the emergency food system, where it can reach those in need. Food For Freeʼs Produce Rescue program distributes fresh fruits and vegetables to 60 food programs that collectively serve about 20,000 individuals. Programs served include food pantries, emergency shelters, meal programs, clinics and youth centers. Food For Free distributed 875,000 pounds of food in 2009. Food For Freeʼs other programs are Home Delivery, which provides monthly deliveries of food to low-income seniors and people with disabilities, and Field of Greens, which grows organic vegetables for distribution to emergency food programs. Food For Free is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Visit the Food For Free Web site at www.foodforfree.org.