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Food Link, a community organization that rescues fresh food and contributes to environmental sustainability, is on the move again, temporarily.

Earlier this year, Food Link leaders knew that a temporary operations space would be needed once the date was set for the demolition of the Arlington Food Pantry building at 117 Broadway and before its future home at 108 Summer St. was ready for move-in. 

A solution was found in a temporary operations center at 17 Irving St., location of the former Parmenter School. 

"Moving is never easy," the nonprofit wrote in an email newsletter July 31.  "Fortunately for us, we have an amazing community of volunteers.  Through the hard work and generosity of Food Link volunteers, we were able to move without halting operations. Thank you."

The appeal continues: "Even with our volunteers working hard, we still needed expert help, and we enlisted Arlington's own Intelligent Labor & Moving who squeezed moving us into their crazy, hot summer schedule.

"Only the best of friends would move a double-wide refrigerator for you. Ezekiel, Kim, Michael, Joe, Paul, James, Erik, and the rest of the staff at ILM, we are grateful beyond words."

Food Link is a community organization that rescues fresh food from 19 grocery and prepared food stores and alleviates hunger by distributing food through 30 social-service agencies in eastern Massachusetts. Food Link operates 363 days-a-year and is powered by more than 200 volunteers. 

Jan. 16, 2019: Food Link gets $25,000 grant to aid new headquarters

Nov. 14, 2018: UNDER ONE ROOF: Food Link completes purchase of Summer St. HQ

This news announcement was published Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.