Photos: Food For Free’s Party Under the Harvest Moon

Check out the scenes from the October 18, 2019, event at MIT's Morss Hall.

On October 18, Food For Free hosted its annual Party Under the Harvest Moon fundraiser at MIT’s Morss Hall. About 350 guests attended the event, raising more than $90,000 for the Cambridge-based non-profit.

Food For Free was founded in 1981 with a focus on “bridging the gap between waste and want” and provides Greater Boston’s underserved community with reliable access to fresh and nutritious food. As one of the nation’s first food rescue programs, Food For Free feeds more than 30,000 people annually in Boston and beyond distributing food to more than 100 programs in Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Lynn, Medford, Revere, Somerville, and Watertown. All proceeds from the event directly support Food For Free’s food rescue, school, and transportation programs as well as the organization’s innovative meal programs, which include family meals and the Weekend Backpack Program.

Photos by Kylie Klein

Food For Free Executive Director Sasha Purpura with Car Talk’s Ray Magliozzi

Guests enjoying the program

Comedian Jimmy Tingle served as auctioneer

Guests gather with Food For Free Executive Director Sasha Purpura

TJ Graceffa, Andrew Camuso, and Seamus Flaherty

Meagan Sobel, Migdalia Gomez, and Keith Dimalanta

Geraldine Hill, Alazar Ayele, Ayantu Temesgen, and Gersham Dent

Rick Jenkins, Kirsten Sims, Jimmy Tingle, Ray Magliozzi, Alanna Mallon, and Sasha Purpura

Sasha Purpura with David P. Davidson who was honored at the event along with Crista Martin for their leadership in expanding food rescue on the Harvard campus

Paige, Emmie, Ellen and Stephen Grody