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August 2012

Upcoming Events

GBBC Boat Cruise - Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Pinups and Food Trucks Calendar to benefit Community Servings


Thank you!

Biogen Idec Foundation for their generous grant to help feed our clients living in Cambridge

Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Pie in the Sky Committee Member


Saturday delivery drivers


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure - calling all walkers!



14 TONS of Local Food 
Donated to Community Servings!


Soup It's growing season and that means Community Servings has been receiving tons of local produce donated from generous Boston area businesses. Because our knowledgeable kitchen staff can seamlessly incorporate almost any donated ingredient into our menus, we're able to prepare fresh, delicious meals keeping food costs at $5 a day. 
In the last year alone, 25% of our produce came from the 27,650 pounds of fruits, vegetables and dairy products given to Community Servings - all of these donations are worth over $55,000! Through a partnership with local farmers and purveyors, we receive fresh food that remains unsold or left in the fields. We're able to put it to good use creating medically and culturally appropriate meals for our clients who are too ill to shop and cook for themselves. Everything finds a place in our kitchen - whether it be beautiful produce, delicious bread, milk, coffee, eggs, yogurt or ice cream. 
A huge thank you to the following businesses who help make sure we can provide high quality meals to our critically ill neighbors struggling to feed themselves and their families: 
  • Farmer Dave's 
  • The Food Project 
  • Land's Sake Farm
  • When Pigs Fly Bakery
  • MOOMilk 
  • Pete & Gerry's Organic Eggs 
  • Equal Exchange 
  • Batch Ice Cream 
  • Chobani Greek Yogurt
Read on and learn about all our local supporters...
Shoutout to our 
Saturday Delivery Drivers!


Meal Preparation Saturday Delivery Volunteers are an integral part of the Community Servings volunteer team, delivering a week's worth of frozen meals to our critically ill clients. Our Saturday volunteers are an incredibly committed bunch, and describe the experience as rewarding and meaningful. Longtime Saturday volunteer, Robert Purdy, said "One of the best parts of this volunteer opportunity is the sense of community. I've made some amazing friends over the past 9 years - with the Community Servings staff, other regular volunteers and some of the clients we serve."

We need your help - become a Saturday delivery volunteer! This is a particularly great opportunity for pairs and families, and is one of the few Community Servings' volunteer opportunities in which youth under the age of 13 can participate (when accompanied by an adult). 

Learn more about this volunteer opportunity...

Sign up now by emailing mharmon@servings.org!
Featured Recipe 
chicken pasta
Nutrition Tip

Eating fruit provides health benefits. People who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.
Nutrition News

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

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