Lovin’ Spoonfuls rescues and distributes healthy and fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. This effective food recovery model bridges the gap between abundance and need, and serves the Greater Boston area. Supported by start-up funding from Claneil in 2013 and 2014, Lovin’ Spoonfuls has rescued more than 5,300,000 pounds of food to-date. It delivers to 120 agencies serving 30,000 people on a weekly basis. Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ model allows food donors to support the community, reduce waste disposal costs and environmental emissions footprint while qualifying for a tax-deduction for donated food.