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March 2015

Upcoming Events

April 30, 2015
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use #LifeSavor2015

Mother's Day - Sunday, May 10, 2015. With Meals4Moms you can honor your mom and feed a mom in need. Stay tuned for details!

Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up to volunteer at LifeSavor 2015!


Job Opportunities

Summer Communications Internship


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Thank You!

To The State Street Foundation for their $25,000 grant in support of Community Servings' Teaching Kitchen Program.

To Meditech for their $20,000 grant in support of our Food and Nutrition Program. 

To The P&G Fund of the Greater Boston Cincinnati Foundation for their $10,000 grant in support of our Food and Nutrition Program.


You have the power to help us serve even more sick & hungry neighbors



LifeSavor - Thursday, April 30!

LifeSavor 2015
Legendary Cocktail Pro,
Domingo Barreres & B-52s' frontman Fred Schneider

While temperatures

across New England 

drop to record-breaking lows, buzz around the 23rd annual LifeSavor is heating up! Community Servings' annual spring gala, LifeSavor will 

once again be
generously hosted by The Langham, Boston, one of the city's most luxurious hotels.


Guests attending this one-of-a-kind event can expect:


An elegant cocktail party featuring delicious appetizers from The Langham, Boston. Browse the silent auction for unique experiences and luxury items or take a chance at the Balloon Pop raffle. 


Be whisked away to one of Boston's most exclusive restaurants for a multi-course meal with wine pairings. 


Wrap-up the evening with desserts and coffee at the After Party in The Reserve, The Langham, Boston's sleek and sophisticated champagne lounge.


Purchase a LifeSavor Table or Ticket

Tickets start at $300

for one of the best events in Boston.

Visit LifeSavor.org for more details.


Title Sponsors:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts,

Citizens Bank, The Langham, Boston and

Liberty Mutual Insurance



 "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle"


Happy National Nutrition Month!


March is National Nutrition Month and since food and nutrition are at the heart of Community Servings' mission, it's an exciting time of year in our kitchen! To celebrate National Nutrition Month, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to consume fewer calories, make informed food choices, and get daily exercise with their rally cry: "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle." Community Servings couldn't agree more!

If you're looking for a healthy eating tip that you can really sink your teeth into, Manager of Nutrition Services, Lindsay Bronstein explains that although nuts are "dense" in terms of calories, eating them is correlated with maintaining a healthy weight and low risk of disease. For every ounce (about a handful) of nuts consumed, our bodies only absorb about 76% of the calories they provide. (For example, if you eat 170 calories of almonds, you'll only absorb 129 of those calories.) To top it off, for every handful of nuts you eat, you'll decrease your total daily caloric absorption by approximately 3%!

Throughout National Nutrition Month, you can visit our website  for healthy  recipes.

If you need help developing a healthy lifestyle plan that is right for you, find a registered dietitian or nutritionist in your area. That information, plus more on Eat Right's "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle" theme, can be found at  www.eatright.org.


Community Servings is proud to host several Food and Nutrition classes throughout the year. To find out how you can participate, please contact our Community Nutritionist, Lauren Johnson. Learn more about our Nutrition Education program.


Crock-Pot Lentil Soup

 Nutrition Tip: Struggling to Eat 

your Vegetables? Make Crock-Pot
Starter Packs!

 Freezing fresh vegetables for Crock-Pot soups is an easy way to keep fresh vegetables from going to waste. Take advantage of sales at the grocery 

store or farmers market and stock up on veggies for soups! Use these tips from New Leaf Wellness for inspiration.

Nutrition News: Blueberries and Beet Juice May Help to Lower Blood Pressure
Vibrantly colored blueberries and beets are packed with healthful nutrients and antioxidants. New research suggests that they may also help to lower blood pressure. In one study, women with hypertension ate the equivalent of a cup of blueberries per day, and in another study, participants drank 8oz of nitrate-rich beet juice each morning. Both studies showed significant reductions in blood pressure. 

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617-522-7777 - www.servings.org

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