community engagement.

apply to be a 2024 community partner!

We are now accepting applications for our 2024 programmatic year. We’re seeking four community-oriented nonprofit/grassroots organizations to join us as community partners.

With each partner, we’ll develop an in-depth and multifaceted partnership over three months, leveraging Lamplighter’s marketing resources, brewing capacity, and staff involvement to support the causes most critical to our community.

Applications are due by September 29, 2023 to be considered for 2024 partnerships. We’ll review submissions in October, with final selections by October 31.

Apply through the link below, and reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions.

our current partnership.

This summer, we are excited to partner with Food For Free!

You might recognize Food For Free from seeing their trucks across the Camberville area—this nonprofit, based in Somerville and Cambridge, is dedicated to improving access to healthy food for all by strengthening the Eastern MA food system. They fill an important gap in the community food system by providing food programs with year-round access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and their direct service programs bring food to students, seniors, and others most at risk of hunger. They also rescue unused and surplus food from local restaurants, farms, hospitals, and universities and redistribute it to folks in our community facing food insecurity.

As members of the food and beverage industry, the Lamplighter team was inspired by Food For Free’s mission of improving the sustainability of our local food systems and broadening access to nourishing food in our community. And just like that, a perfect partnership fit!

If you’re interested in supporting Food For Free, they have plenty of volunteer opportunities, most of which operate out of their Packing & Distribution Center in Somerville. Head to for more info. Food For Free also accepts food donations from licensed food service providers – so industry friends, get in touch with [email protected] if you’re interested in having Food For Free rescue some of your would-be food waste and bring it to people faced with hunger in our community.

Cheers to reducing food waste and strengthening our community’s local food systems!

Former partnerships.