To all Fair Foods sites and customers:

Thank you for bearing with us in these difficult times. Although most of our $2-Bag Distribution Sites remain closed due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, we have re-opened at the following three sites: Lena Park Apartments, 150 American Legion Highway, Dorchester; Tuesdays 3 - 5 PM ... First Parish Dorchester, 10 Parish St., Fridays 1:30 - 3 PM ... Codman Square Library, 690 Washington St., Dorchester, Saturdays 1:30 - 3 PM.... Thank you again for your patience as we navigate these uncertain times. Love, Fair Foods.

For the latest information on food distribution locations please visit our Facebook Page:Fair Foods Boston

Fair Foods is a non-profit food rescue organization dedicated to providing surplus goods at low or no cost to those in need. Since 1988 we have rescued and delivered millions of pounds of fresh produce and quality building supplies to low income communities throughout New England and around the world. Please read more about us and our services.

New Indoor $2.00 Bag Sites

In order to serve the many more people who have been coming to our sites in recent months we reached out to community leaders and organizations for help. We simply could not keep up with demand by working off the backs of trucks. The response has been unbelievable. By offering us spaces to work inside their buildings and properties these organizations and individuals have made it much easier to serve poeple quickly, without the long lines, and have made it safer for everyone in the process. Please see our updated schedule to find the new places and times for our $2.00 bag sites.

We're in the Movies

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of the Fair Foods team looks like? Photographer and cinematographer Bil Lewis rode along with Jason and Angel one Tuesday this past May to find out. Click here to ride along too!

Why does Fair Foods do what it does? How good is the produce, actually? Hint: it looks really good.

Ever wonder what it's like to volunteer at Fair Foods? Our volunteers share how the Fair Foods magic happens, and give a taste of what it's like to lend a hand! Watch this video, and bring along a friend!

Breaking Bread

Thanks to King's Hawaiian Bread and Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan we gave away 2,688 boxes of savory dinner rolls on Monday April 21, 2014; over 12 tons of bread. We thought they'd be hamburger rolls, but they were a pleasant surprise: Soft and tasty, baked fresh with wheat flour, real milk, eggs and sugar then frozen. Still ice cold as we unloaded. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and shared the love with neighbors, families, churches and friends. Also Thank you to Bil Lewis for the pictures!

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What Can You Do With Your $2 Bag?

The Fair Foods $2 bag items are always a surprise! Since we don’t know what items we will get until the day of, there is not much room for planning. Fortunately, every bag no matter the day is filled with fresh, delicious items. One simple way to prepare these items is a stir-fry! Below is […]

Posted on 22 November 2013 | 5:52 pm

Portion Control

As delicious and satisfying as a heaping plate of food may seem, it is important for all of us to manage our portion to keep us in good health. Believe me, I know how easy it is to eat too much. Our society makes us want everything to be bigger and better. Mega and super […]

Posted on 27 October 2013 | 6:36 pm

Bake…Don’t Fry!

Fried food is tasty. Its salty, fatty, crunchy coating is extremely satisfying when we are hungry. It reminds us of home, family, and friends. It is easy, simple, and cheap. I wish I could tell you that fried food is good for your heart or that it will help you to lose weight, but this […]

Posted on 27 October 2013 | 6:33 pm

Roasted Veggie Stackers

Roasting vegetables in the oven is a fast and easy way to use vegetables when you aren’t sure what to do with them. Roasting brings out a vegetable’s sweetness and juice, and you may be surprised to learn that you like a previously hated veggie when roasted instead of raw or steamed. For this example, […]

Posted on 25 October 2013 | 10:47 am

No-Guilt Banana Ice Cream

Wondering what to do with all of those ripe bananas you just got in your $2 bag? Make ice cream in your very own home!  In just an hour or so, you can have a sweet frozen treat that is cheap, delicious and creamy, and completely healthy. Yes, there is such a thing as healthy […]

Posted on 25 October 2013 | 10:36 am


OMG Avocados!  And by avocados I mean the 116 or so cases of avocados (2900 lbs.) Fair Foods picked up in the past week.  Not only did we have a lot of them, but they were good!  And by good, as those who have tried them can vouch, I mean great!  I have only seen […]

Posted on 15 February 2012 | 9:18 pm

Salad with Chipotle Hummus

  With all the greens, tomatoes and onions we get in our $2 Produce Bags, I’ve been eating a lot of salad!   One of my favorite “dressings’ is acutally hummus and other bean based spreads.  They add a lot of flavor and nutrition to the salad compared to traditional dressings. If you have a food […]

Posted on 6 November 2011 | 5:08 pm

Simple Cilantro Chutney

If you find yourself with an abundance of cilantro from your $2 produce bag, this is a great way use it up!  This will keep in the fridge for at least 2 weeks and freezes really well.  Add a couple tablespoons to beans, rice, veggies, hummus or anywhere you’d like a little zing.  It’s great […]

Posted on 6 November 2011 | 10:55 am

More $2 bags of Produce!


Posted on 6 November 2011 | 10:47 am

Drink your greens!

  Here’s a simple way to get more greens into your diet! Drink them! For a basic green smoothie you need: 1 frozen banana 2 cups greens (baby spinach, lettuce) or 1 cup baby collards/kale 1 cup water, non-dairy milk or milk Blend until smooth. Make sure to add the liquid to the blender first! […]

Posted on 6 November 2011 | 10:28 am