Food Security Fund

Help build a safety net for neighbors experiencing food insecurity

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Help build a safety net for neighbors experiencing food insecurity

Thanks to the support of a generous anonymous donor, 100% of your gift will be directed to our food security grantmaking program.

The Cambridge Community Foundation’s Food Security Fund aims to build a safety net for families in crisis by strengthening Cambridge’s food system.

With 1 in 8 Cambridge residents experiencing food insecurity as of 2021, complex issues require thoughtful, strategic solutions. The Food Security Fund is driven by the Foundation’s commitment to social equity, and grounded in our ever-growing understanding that food insecurity is a critical obstacle that intersects with income disparity, financial and economic uncertainty, racial inequity, and other complex issues.

The Fund invests in nonprofit organizations and collaborative efforts to improve the Cambridge food system. The Fund’s first grants in Fall 2023 supported sector communication and collaboration, program sustainability and expansion, and capacity building. In addition to grantmaking, the Foundation’s role is to align ongoing efforts to make the Cambridge food system stronger and more efficient.

Through collaboration and collective giving, we will develop solutions for food security in Cambridge. Join us! 

The Food Security Fund is a Fund at the Cambridge Community Foundation.

(EIN #: 046012492)

If you would like to mail a check, please write “Food Security Fund” in the memo and send it to: Cambridge Community Foundation, 99 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139.

For more information, or for other ways to donate, please contact Michal Rubin at

Photo above by Lou Jones.