Student Food Rescue

About Us

Student Food Rescue, or SFR, is one of the largest student-run food salvage programs in the country.  Volunteers pick up donated food from local farmers markets, bakeries, restaurants, and grocery stores and drop it off at over 20 recipient sites around the Greater Boston Area. SFR also organizes other one-time opportunities and events throughout the year, including Hunger Awareness Week in the fall. Whether you are a returning SFR volunteer or a new volunteer who’s just interested in trying out a food run, you are guaranteed to have a fun time meeting new BU volunteers, exploring Boston, and giving back when you sign up for one of our 24 food runs this year!

Our History

Student Food Rescue was founded by a group of BU student volunteers in the spring of 1988, and has since become an integral part of the CSC. Volunteers collect over 5,000 pounds of food a week from Boston restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, grocery surplus facilities and coffee shops.  For the year of 2014, we donated over 200,000 pounds of food, and we need your help to keep the program running!


For more information, contact Program Managers Sarah Bradley and Kelly Schroeder at

How to Get Involved

Do a food run!
Does taking a couple hours each week to de-stress from class, bond with new friends, and see Boston in a whole new light sound good to you? Sign up for a weekly food run this summer!

Current Volunteers:
Make sure to check out our volunteer handbook!

Sign up for permanent runs! (will go until study period)

Sign up for our mailing list!


Billy LePage looking zesty & stylish on a food run!


Make great friends and explore Boston with SFR!!!