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August 2013

Upcoming Events

GBBC Boat Cruise - to benefit Community Servings and AIDS Action Committee -

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 


Community Nutrition Class - Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Komen Race for the Cure - Sunday, September 29, 2013


Pie in the Sky 



Job Openings

Director of the Annual Fund 




Communications Internship


Fall Special Events Internship


Food Policy and Advocacy Internship 



Volunteer Opportunities


Support Pie in the Sky

The world's Greatest Bake Sale! 

Become a Pie in the Sky Committee Member


Become a Pie Seller


Komen Race for the Cure -

Calling all walkers and runners! Sign up to be on our team or donate. 



In the News!


Check out our kitchen and CEO David Waters featured in this video by one of our partners Susan G. Komen for the Cure Massachusetts Affiliate! http://bit.ly/1aZ6DY3

Thank your for the support, Komen, in feeding critically ill individuals affected by breast cancer.


Thank You! 

To The Avon Foundation for Women for their generous grant of $90,000 to help provide 33,000 meals to individuals affected by breast cancer and to help support our Breast Cancer Nutrition Program. 


To Liberty Mutual for their generous donation of $30,000 to provide 30,000 meals to homless individuals, children and families affected by a 

life-threatening illness. 


A list of our most recent grants brought to you by massnonprofits.org


From the Fifteenth Floor:
A Teaching Kitchen Success Story


Raymond Rice

Raymond Rice smiles into the camera of his smartphone, turns it around and begins a virtual tour of his long term assignment with Snapchef.  It's a spectacular location on the fifteenth floor of the BNY Mellon skyrise in Downtown Boston. We're very proud to share Raymond's story. 


Community Servings' Teaching Kitchen trains individuals interested in careers in the foodservice industry who are currently unemployed or facing barriers to full-time employment.  As they learn basic food service skills, program participants also help our kitchen staff prepare the meals we deliver to our clients. 70% of our graduates find jobs within 6 months following graduation.  Partners like Snapchef with Sodexo make it possible for our people to gain entrance to the industry.  As an agency with top notch clients people like Ray get to work side by side with top professionals.  This is the "elbow to elbow" interview.  This opens doors far beyond interviews with HR departments.


Raymond can attest to the potential impact of The Teaching Kitchen and Community Servings partner Snapchef.


Raymond was referred to The Teaching Kitchen program by Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation.  Raymond was motivated to turn his life around, but it was not easy. "When I started [The Teaching Kitchen], I couldn't even afford carfare to get to class. There were days I walked from Blue Hill Ave and stayed till 4PM then prayed I would get some money to get back home." With the help of our Job-Readiness Manager, Troy Heggie, Raymond got a cooking position with Snapchef while still attending the program. "I was able to graduate because I could afford to get to school," said Raymond. 


Read Raymond's Full Story...


Community Harvest


Community Servings kitchen is filled with local produce thanks to the many farmers who participate in our abundance program. Through partnerships with local farmers and purveyors, we receive thousands of pounds of fresh food known as "seconds" or "abundance" that remain unsold or left in the fields. This local produce is delivered straight to our door nearly every day and prepared into nutritious meals that we deliver to our clients who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.


This year we have a new partnership with Community Harvest Project (CHP) located in North Grafton. CHP is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build an engaged and healthier community by bringing volunteers together to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for hunger relief. They have generously donated thousands of pounds of produce already this season including 2,000 pounds of fresh zucchini! Local zucchini and other produce adds nutrients and flavor to our meals.  Our fresh zucchini has become a staple in our kitchen and featured in a variety of curries, soups, breads, desserts and Executive Chef Tim Williams' favorite recipe -   baked stuffed zucchini.


Read On...


Featured Recipe
Baked Stuffed Zucchini
Nutrition Tip
Protect your skin from the sun..inside and out! Along with using sunblock, give these tasty food groups a try for maximum UV protection. 

Nutrition News
Newly released study has health advocates calling for improvements in the quality of food purchases with SNAP benefits. - Read the full article in the Chicago Tribune

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

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