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March 2013

Upcoming Events

Mustachio Bashio

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Party on March 6, 2013

  

CSA Sign-up

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LifeSavor

June 6, 2013

 

Food Service Job Training

Now signing up new students! 

Classes run April 3 - June 27

 

Job Openings

Director of Annual Fund 

 

Outreach Coordinator

 

Marketing Coordinator

 

Special Events Intern

 

Marketing Intern

 

Food Policy and Advocacy Intern 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday delivery drivers

 

Avon Walkers  

 

Donate from our Wishlist on Giving Something

 

We're in the news!

Boston.com

Mustachio Bashio 

 

Thank you!

Walmart Foundation- 

For their grant of $25,000 for our meals & nutrition program 

Home-Delivered Meals Positively Affect Health Outcomes  
 
We are proud to announce the outcomes of our recent study which finds reliable access to medically- tailored meals improves health outcome and medication adherence among chronically ill patients. The study was co-written by an Emerson Hunger Fellow from the Congressional Hunger Center, Daniel J. Cohn, and our CEO, David B. Waters.
 
"The results of this study illustrate the vital importance of reliable access to healthy meals for patients battling critical and chronic illness," said David Waters. "Not only does regular access to nutritious foods help reduce anxiety and depression in patients, but it also plays a vital role in the overall treatment process-helping patients maintain their weight, improving medication intake and absorption, and reducing unnecessary hospitalizations." 
 
The study also offered several key recommendations for future study and action, including additional research to determine the impact of nutritious foods on health outcomes; the expansion of government sponsored health insurance programs to include nutritious foods; further data collection on food security 
and hospitalization rates; and a better understanding and consensus on what should be included in medical 
nutrition therapy. We are so grateful to Dan Cohn and will be publishing the first white paper soon!
 
Meet one of our Saturday volunteer delivery drivers!
Our Saturday volunteer delivery drivers are essential to making sure our weekend clients get their meals. The Saturday shift is a perfect time for volunteers, like Bijan Etemad-Gilbertson (far left), to spend time with his family and support Community
Servings.
 
Bijan has been involved with Community Servings for 16 years, volunteering in the kitchen and at special events including Pie in the Sky and LifeSavor. When Bijan and his husband, Matt Etemad-Gilbertson, adopted their daughter, Ellie, the Saturday shift was perfect for them because they could bring her along. "From the time she was a few months old, Ellie has been delivering with us on Saturdays. She can actually carry the bags now!" 
 
Being a Saturday volunteer delivery driver is a great experience, and a wonderful way to support Community Servings! Sign up now!

 

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

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