Over 300 families fed thanks to HUECU volunteers

Harvard University Employees Credit Union’s employees volunteer for Food For Free, in Somerville, during Volunteer Appreciation Week

CAMBRIDGE, MA (April 26, 2022) — The Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) sent a team of employees to volunteer at Food for Free in Somerville, MA on Wednesday, April 20th. The HUECU team packed close to 400 boxes of fresh food that were distributed throughout Cambridge, Somerville and Greater Boston.

For 41 years, Food for Free has provided local families in need access to healthy foods through innovative programming and partnerships, working with more than 100 organizations in 12 cities in and around Boston. In 2021, Food for Free distributed more than six million pounds of food. They work with local grocers, and rescue unsold foods that would otherwise be discarded.

“Without the help and assistance of volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to assist the community and addressfood insecurities,” said Emily Griffin, Associate Manager at Food For Free. “We rely on our network of volunteers and community partners to get the job done,” stated Griffin.

“It’s part of HUECU’s mission and commitment to improve our community. We want to ensure our
partners with local organizations and charitable programs are supported,” said Sarah Scruggs, Community Engagement Specialist at HUECU, who organized the volunteer efforts. “This is an ongoing partnership HUECU is proud to be a part of,” added Scruggs.

To assist Food For Free in person or through donations visit their website:


About Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU)

Since 1939, the Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) has existed solely for the best interest of its members. HUECU is Harvard University’s not-for-profit financial institution, serving students, faculty, alumni, staff, and Harvard University teaching hospitals. As a not-for-profit cooperative, HUECU shares profits with members and reinvests them into the community through financial education, social responsibility, and charitable giving. HUECU provides a complete line of services to meet member’s financial needs. 


Migdalia Gomez
AVP, Community Engagement
617- 496-7884

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