Annual pie baking with Basil Tree staff, friends and family

Charitable Work

Part of the mission of the Basil Tree is to make a positive difference in our local and regional community, to the extent that we are able. Basil Tree donates at least 10% of our profits each year to various organizations. The following is a list of some of the organizations that we support with food donations. We hope you will take a moment to see what some of these wonderful organizations are doing to benefit our community.

Cambridge Local First

A network of locally owned and independent businesses formed to build a strong Cambridge economy and a vibrant community.

Cambridgeport Children's Center

The mission of the Cambridgeport Children's Center is to provide a nurturing and inclusive child-centered early childhood educational experience based on a Reggio-inspired vision that values diversity and respect. We actively promote partnerships between children, families, teachers and the community.

Climate Action Business

Climate Action Business Association is a membership-based organization in Boston, Massachusetts that helps businesses take targeted action on climate change. They provide their member businesses with the resources and tools needed to work within their business on sustainability efforts, political advocacy and building a community of shared values.

Community Cooks

A network of volunteers who offer free, home-cooked meals to vulnerable populations seeking assistance from direct-service agencies in the Greater Boston area.

Community Servings

A not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses.

Eagle Eye Institute

A nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering urban people from low-income communities, especially youth of color, to play an active role in caring for our environment..

MIT Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability is working to leverage the collective intelligence of the MIT community and our peers in order to explore how best to position the campus as a testing ground and model for solutions that address the unprecedented challenges of a changing planet.

No Kid Hungry Boston

The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending child hunger a national priority.

Root Capital

Root Capital serves agricultural businesses that connect smallholder farmers to world markets. When these business grown, they become engines of impact that transform their communities. They increase incomes, create jobs, preserve ecosystems, empower women and give young people the opportunity to lead.

Sustainable Business Network of MA

A nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, MA with the mission to build a Massachusetts economy that is local, green and fair.

Waltham Fields Community Farm

Promotes local agriculture and food access through our farming operations and educational programs, using practices that are socially, ecologically and economically sustainable.

YWCA Cambridge

YWCA Boston is increasing social, racial, and gender equity by working to increase access to better health, make neighborhoods safer for everyone, and close the educational achievement gap.