We are excited to announce our Food Rescue Pilot! We've teamed up with Shubie's to save, donate, and deliver hundreds of pounds of food to our neighbors experiencing food insecurity. In just two months, we've rescued close to 800lbs of food! 

Food rescue is the practice of collecting edible food that would have otherwise gone to waste from restaurants, grocers, and other food establishments and distributing it for consumption. An estimated 40% of food is wasted annually in the United States. 

Shubie's is donating prepared foods, baked goods, and packaged grocery items that are still edible, just not sell-able. The items may be excess inventory, nearing expiration dates, or have slight defects. Instead of letting this food go to waste, we are promptly redirecting to programs and food insecure individuals. 
SPUR volunteers pick up the food six times a week and deliver to agencies such as Plummer Youth Promise in Salem, Eliot House in Swampscott, Ruth's Way in Lynn, Marblehead Food Pantry, and the Little Free Pantry in Marblehead. 

Each food rescue takes about 20 min (40 min roundtrip). Due to the local nature of our work in Marblehead, Salem, Swampscott and Lynn, our partner food donors and recipients are within a few miles, helping to ensure quick transport with food. 

Interested in becoming a food donor, recipient program or delivery volunteer? Email or call 781-451-7787

Click here to check out this article from the Marblehead Reporter about the Food Rescue Pilot. 


A little bit of rain couldn't stop our volunteers from heading out this past Sunday to clean trash and debris from 19 beaches, parks, and playgrounds across Marblehead, Swampscott, Nahant, and Salem. 

Our annual effort mobilized 224 volunteers, 123 of whom were under the age of 17. Collectively volunteers netted over 60 bags of trash and piles of debris. Among notable items: 2 golf clubs, 3 beach chairs, a traffic cone, 2 lobster traps, a car bumper, a rubber snake, a plastic steering wheel, 3 shoes, $2 in loose change, and 4 hypodermic needles.

Thank you to all the volunteers who joined us this year! We are grateful to have you as part of our Community of Doers!


Community Roots Garden Harvest & Deliver
Various Dates in May 
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Lifebridge Meal Service 
May 12, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 
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Sew Good Together 
May 15, 9:30 am - noon @ Residence at Vinnin Square 
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Community Roots Garden Seeding & Planting
June 1, 9:00 - 10:30 am
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Youth Enrichment Workshops
September - June, we invite youth ages 4-11, to participate in age appropriate discussion on community, stewardship & social action. Remaining date is May 18. Register Here


Due to strong interest we are thrilled to invite campers, as young as 10, to participate in Camp InSPURation at Tower School. Campers will develop architectural and building skills, critical thinking, project planning and leadership abilities. Together, campers will design, build and deliver a playhouse to Children's Friend and Family Services in Salem for play as well as therapeutic purposes. 

July 29 - August 9
Mon–Fri 9 am–4 pm
$879 ($12.56/hr)

Use code MOREFUN to receive a $25 discount

Register now.


Summer Fling Event Tickets Now Available
July 13, 2019
Purchase Here. Read more about our annual fundraiser here.

Earth Day Arbor on May 4th 
Join the Marblehead Conservancy in the community effort to preserve and protect Marblehead's open spaces on May 4th from 9 am - noon. Meet at Lead Mills for planting wildflowers and beach cleanup. Be sure to wear gloves and study shoes (other supplies provided). For more information email

Stamp Out Hunger on May 11th!
The Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Residents are asked to place a box or bag of unexpired, non-perishable food next to their mailbox before their letter carrier arrives on May 11. Items collected will be delivered to respective food pantries.  

Marblehead's Shubie's & SPUR Launch Food Rescue Project
April 16, 2019
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Volunteers Get Down and Dirty in Marblehead with SPUR
April 9, 2019
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New Marblehead Summer Camp Gets Kids Dreaming, Building & Making a Difference 
April 4, 2019
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