UPDATED, Sept. 14: Arlington-based Food Link, at its second Rescue to Table dinner, in July, raised $23,000 to help fund Food Link operations to rescue and distribute fresh food every day to 30 social service agencies throughout 11 cities and towns.Food Link logo

The garhering heard from Derek Curran, executive director of Arlington Boys & Girls Club, who said, "The kids are happier and better behaved because of the food we are able to provide; they can focus on homework and have the energy to participate in physical activities."

In its current newsletter, Food Link thanks all donors and sponsors: General Catalyst, Cambridge Savings Bank, Cambridge Trust Company, Leader Bank, Watertown Savings Bank and Brookline Bank.

The event was held at the Church of Our Redeemer in Lexington.

Food Link is a volunteer-based, nonprofit food-rescue organization with more than 100 volunteer that was started by Arlington residents DeAnne Dupont and Julie Kremer in March 2012. It partners with 12 local grocery and restaurants to bring high-quality fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, bread and prepared foods to 30 social-service agencies, including after-school programs, programs for at-risk youth, low-income housing facilities, homeless shelters, food pantries and senior centers.

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This news announcement was published Tuesday, May 29, 2018, and updated Sept. 14.