Nourishing Your Community

Dec 21, 2023 11:49:06 AM Feast & Fettle

From grants and giveaways to charitable donations, learn about the ways in which we support the communities we serve.

Community Donations

Each F&F order = $1 donated. In addition to partnering with Edesia to help treat child malnutrition around the world, each quarter we contribute a month of donations to other non-profits doing invaluable work, both nationally and among the communities we serve. To choose the organizations we support, we survey our HQ to gain an understanding of which initiatives are most important to our staff. The resulting all-star org list includes:

  • • The Ellie Fund, which provides breast cancer patients with essential services like transportation to appointments, grocery assistance, childcare reimbursement, integrative therapy, and more. 

  • BAGLY (The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth), which uplifts and advocates for the LGBTQ+ youth community of Boston and beyond. Donations support direct aid initiatives, free therapy, community-building events, and youth facing unstable housing.

  • SISTA Fire, which, beyond bringing women and non-binary people of color together in a nurturing collective, provides education, support, and advocacy around birth justice.

AFSP (the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention), which engages in research, public education, and advocacy to prevent suicide, and provides hope, community, and support to those affected by suicide.

And instead of tossing good food we don't need, we give it to Open Doors, a Rhode Island-based nonprofit organization offering holistic support to justice-involved individuals, as well as those experiencing homelessness. We send weekly food donations to these folks, as well as to Providence Rescue Mission, another non-profit over on the west side of town, providing shelter, meals, and faith-based counseling to those in need.

F&F Grants

We didn’t have big investors when we started out, so we know from experience what it means to get a small business off the ground with little help. So in 2023, we launched the Annual Feast & Fettle Entrepreneurship Grant. 

Our first winning cohort included a cafe owner establishing his business on his ancestral land, a business consultant specializing in race, gender, and intersectionality, a culinary syrup maker sharing the flavors of the West Indies, and a webinar host and educator tackling the issue of food waste.

Applications are currently closed, and are projected to reopen in the spring of 2024. Follow us on Instagram for updates.

Teacher Appreciation

Back-to-school season 2023 ushered in one of our favorite new traditions: F&F’s Annual Classroom Heroes Giveaway. Our educators deserve the best; so we enlisted our community to nominate beloved teachers who could use some extra support. The winning teachers received up to $1,000 toward their school supply wishlist, plus a week of free F&F meals.

Nominations will open every August. Follow us on Instagram for updates.