Coming Together During Social Distancing

The pandemic has been challenging to our community, but it hasn’t all been bad. It’s the resiliency, kindness, and empathy of our community that inspires us all to give back.

A huge thank you to our whole Boston Organics Crew that has shown up every day to get the job done while remaining in high spirits and lifting each other up. Another huge thank you to our customers who have been patient while we adapt to the ever-changing circumstances. Thankfully, we have been supported by so many wonderful individuals and businesses. And fortunately, we have been in the position to spread love to others. Here’s a rundown of how we are helping to keep our local food system healthy and resilient during these extraordinary times.

KEEPING OUR ESSENTIAL WORKERS FUELED

Since the pandemic started, we have facilitated donations to essential workers and the food insecure (through our partnership with Food For Free). So far, there have been over 200 deliveries to organizations like Mass. General Hospital, Eliot Community Health Services, Mass. Ear & Eye, New England Center & Home for Veterans, and more!

A huge thank you to the following offices that have contributed and continue to donate to essential workers and the food insecure: Numeric Investors LLC, Navem Partners, Pierce Atwood LLP, Scratch Foundation, TIFF Investment Management, Verde Farms, and more.

 

   Fruit donation to Mass General Hospital essential workers (pic from MGH’s cfpwb Facebook)

 

HEALTHY SNACKS FOR VOLUNTEERS

In April, we donated fruit to the volunteers at Charlestown Face Shield Project. All of the face shields were assembled by volunteers and sent to essential workers. Some of the project’s highlights:

  • Fabricated over 30,000 face shield made by volunteers
  • Donated to over 150 Medical Facilities in 12 States
  • Donated to every major Boston hospital and all major hospital networks in MA
  • Donated to some of the hardest-hit NY locations and even The Navajo Nation
  • Assembled an all-volunteer team consisting of over 70 volunteers and 25 companies