Whether it be #GivingTuesday, or giving to a charity in place of a gift, the holidays are a time many of us look to give back.

If you're interested in food and want to support good food systems or the empowering work people do through food, there are tons of organizations who could use your help. Here in Boston, the organizations below do incredible work to help people access good food, improve our food systems, and build people up by working with food.

They all accept donations of time, money, support through membership, or help spreading the word about the powerful work they do. 

Fresh Truck is on a mission to radically impact community health by celebrating healthy food culture and getting fresh food to people that need it the most.

Fresh Truck is on a mission to radically impact community health by celebrating healthy food culture and getting fresh food to people that need it the most.

Future Chefs prepares youth for quality early employment and post-secondary opportunities in the culinary field and supports them in developing a broad base of transferable skills as they transition into the working world. 

Future Chefs prepares youth for quality early employment and post-secondary opportunities in the culinary field and supports them in developing a broad base of transferable skills as they transition into the working world. 

Lovin’ Spoonfuls is legitimizing local, immediate, and responsible food rescue. We facilitate the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. Lovin’ Spoonfuls works efficiently to deliver this food directly to the community organizations and resources where it can have the greatest impact.

Lovin’ Spoonfuls is legitimizing local, immediate, and responsible food rescue. We facilitate the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. Lovin’ Spoonfuls works efficiently to deliver this food directly to the community organizations and resources where it can have the greatest impact.

Slow Food Boston is a local chapter of an international food movement that supports “good, clean, fair food for all.”  They work to promote foods grown, produced, and prepared here in Massachusetts and throughout New England and raise awareness of sustainability issues and to host events that are just plain fun.   

Slow Food Boston is a local chapter of an international food movement that supports “good, clean, fair food for all.”  They work to promote foods grown, produced, and prepared here in Massachusetts and throughout New England and raise awareness of sustainability issues and to host events that are just plain fun.   

Organizers of the Ride For Food and the Ultimate Food Rescue Challenge, TSNE's mission is to eliminate food insecurity through building out the capacity of local area hunger relief organizations by assisting with fundraising, visibility and community engagement. They work with their partners to increase availability and knowledge of nutritional food to those who are food insecure and to work collaboratively to broaden and strengthen the local food system.

Organizers of the Ride For Food and the Ultimate Food Rescue Challenge, TSNE's mission is to eliminate food insecurity through building out the capacity of local area hunger relief organizations by assisting with fundraising, visibility and community engagement. They work with their partners to increase availability and knowledge of nutritional food to those who are food insecure and to work collaboratively to broaden and strengthen the local food system.

Slow Money Boston is a diverse network of investors, philanthropists, activists and entrepreneurs seeking to seed, nurture, and grow a fair and sustainable food system rooted in the community. They create the space and opportunity for local food entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses, create partnerships, and tap into resources that will help them build their enterprises.

Slow Money Boston is a diverse network of investors, philanthropists, activists and entrepreneurs seeking to seed, nurture, and grow a fair and sustainable food system rooted in the community. They create the space and opportunity for local food entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses, create partnerships, and tap into resources that will help them build their enterprises.

 The Greater Boston Food Bank works passionately to end hunger here by providing our neighbors in need with the healthy food and resources they need. Click the logo to explore the multiple ways you can help them create a hunger-free Eastern Massachusetts. 

 The Greater Boston Food Bank works passionately to end hunger here by providing our neighbors in need with the healthy food and resources they need. Click the logo to explore the multiple ways you can help them create a hunger-free Eastern Massachusetts

Founded by former president of Trader Joe's Dan Rauch, Daily Table works with a large network of growers, supermarkets, manufacturers, and other suppliers who donate their excess, healthy food to us, or provide them with special buying opportunities to provide delicious, wholesome and affordable food to all.

Founded by former president of Trader Joe's Dan Rauch, Daily Table works with a large network of growers, supermarkets, manufacturers, and other suppliers who donate their excess, healthy food to us, or provide them with special buying opportunities to provide delicious, wholesome and affordable food to all.

Have you supported a food organization this year? Share it with us in the comments below.