14 TONS of Local Food
Donated to Community Servings!
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
- 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!
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).