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MAY 2015

Upcoming Events

Shop for a Cause at Vineyard Vines - Thursday, May 21, 6-9PM. RSVP.

Red Sox Raffle - Buy a ticket for the chance to host a party of 16 to watch the game from a private suite - raffle ends Friday, May 22.


Boston LGBT GBBC Boat Cruise - Monday, June 1 - details coming soon!


Volunteer Appreciation Reception at City Table - details coming soon!

Volunteer Opportunities

We need you to help prepare and package meals for the Avon Breast Cancer Walk!
Sign-up to help:
Thursday, May 14, 9-12PM
Thursday, May 14, 1-4PM
Friday, May 15,  9-12PM
Friday, May 15, 1-4PM


We're in the News! 

Executive Chef Kevin Conner featured in Edible Boston's article, 
"A Busman's Holiday: In the Kitchen with Chefs and their Kids"

Thank You!

Thank you to all of the
23rd annual  LifeSavor restaurants, sponsors, and supporters. Thanks to you, we raised $515,000 in support of our Food and Nutrition Program.


Featured Recipe

Nutrition Tip

Quinoa is on its way to becoming a common household food item, but it's not the only healthy grain on the block! 
If you're trying to incorporate more whole grains into your diet, check out this list of ancient and heirloom grains for inspiration. 

Nutrition News

In this article, NPR covers a movement by
organizations to make use of visually "imperfect" produce. 

At CS, we have already turned more than 26 tons of donated produce into healthy meals this fiscal year thanks to partners like Community Harvest Project, Land's Sake Farm, and Lovin' Spoonfuls.

A Gift for Mom. 

A Week of Meals for Sherys. 


M4M Card

"Sometimes during my treatments, I wouldn't even be able to get up. I wasn't sure how my girls were going to eat," said Sherys, single mother of three, diagnosed with breast cancer at age 43. 


"Every Monday, it feels good to fill my refrigerator

The meals [from Community Servings] take so much stress off and they have truly become part of our lifestyle. It is a symbol of good things and I could not be more thankful," she said.


Each $25 or $50 purchase of a Meals4Moms gift helps provide one or two weeks' worth of hearty, nutritious meals to a mom, like Sherys, who is too sick to shop or cook for herself and her family.


Buy a $25 Card, designed by Dickinson Lab, 

featuring artwork inspired by local artist
Susy Pilgrim Waters


For $50, purchase a card and a tin of Fastachi's Signature Nut Mix  


Also for $50, purchase a card and a tin of Fastachi's Chocolate Bark. 



Teaching Kitchen Students Dub Themselves the "Hakuna Matata" Class



Community Servings recently welcomed its 26th Teaching Kitchen class. The Teaching Kitchen job training program prepares individuals who are unemployed or face barriers to full-time employment for careers in the food service industry. 


The 26th Teaching Kitchen class renamed themselves the "Hakuna Matata class," symbolic of the "no worries" attitude each of the trainees bring to Teaching Kitchen. For many of the trainees, the program offers a chance to start over and create a better life for themselves and their family.


One Teaching Kitchen trainee, Tamara, said that it's her time "to create a much better life for my kids." Tamara, a single mother of three, doesn't have any experience working in a kitchen, but became interested in working with food when her daughter was in the hospital and needed a specialized diet. Working in the Community Servings kitchen has been an educational experience for her, as she's learned more about preparing medically-tailored meals for people who are battling critical illnesses. 

Help us serve more of our sick and hungry neighbors. 



18 Marbury Terrace - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130
617-522-7777 - www.servings.org

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