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LifeSavor - May 8, 2014


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"Food as Medicine" - National Foundation to End Hunger

"Prescribing Food like Medicine would save Medicare Millions" - WGBH

Thank you!


Mustachio Bashio growers, sponsors and supporters! Together you raised over $16,000 in support of our home delivered meals program. 

To MEDITECH for their $20,000 grant in support of our Nutrition Program for individuals and families affected by life-threatening illness. 
Community Servings' Volunteers Deliver Meals and Hope

Each week, with the help of about 300 volunteers we prepare and deliver 8,750 meals to the homes of 1,450 individuals who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we'd like to thank our beloved volunteers who make it possible to carry out our mission -- we couldn't do it without you! 


From individuals to group volunteers, everybody has a role to play when it comes to feeding the critically ill. 


Lead volunteer Hank Diamond knows this well. 


Bruce Springsteen is the reason Hank started volunteering. At one of the Boss' concerts, Bruce asked people to help support hunger relief charities. Hank heeded that call. As an experienced volunteer, Hank is able to take on various jobs in the CS kitchen and is an indispensable part of preparing food for our critically ill clients. "The entire kitchen staff is positive and personable, you can talk to them. But you know they're very serious about what they're doing." That genuine sense of purpose is one of the reasons why Hank continues to volunteer in our kitchen. "When you finish your day of volunteering, you're going to come away knowing that you're doing something positive," he says. 


While lead volunteers help our kitchen run smoothly, group volunteers do a large portion of the work needed to sustain our meals program. Groups from corporations like Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA and BNY Mellon not only give their staff time but also support our program through corporate grants. Dunkin' Brands had over 100 employees volunteer in our kitchen and donated 650 pies to support Pie in the Sky 2013. A tremendous thank you to them, and all of our volunteer groups for their overwhelming generosity. 


Recently, we've been welcoming a new type of volunteer group into our kitchen. We're proud to host several groups with disabilities including the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown. 

As volunteers, Perkins students contribute to the community in a meaningful way while developing skills that are critical to their growth as emerging adults. 

Bill, a Perkins' student and a volunteer since September 2013, is known for his incredible dedication. He will never leave the kitchen until the task is done. He is a hard worker, whether prepping kale, green beans or any of the numerous tasks assigned to him. Bill says that volunteering here makes him happy and he enjoys the company of CS kitchen staff. Karen L. McCormack, job developer for Educational Programs at Perkins, says, "Community Servings has been such a welcoming place for our students. When I first approached them about students with sensory impairments and multiple disabilities coming to volunteer they simply asked: how can we make this happen?" 


Everyone has a place in the Community Servings kitchen. Whether you are a student, someone looking to fulfill volunteer hours, a retiree with free time, or a corporation seeking a unique volunteer experience, everyone can help feed the critically ill. 


If you're interested in volunteering at Community Servings, please email Adam Seigal or call 617-522-7777 x228. 


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

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