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September 2011
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To keep feeding our critically ill neighbors in need

 

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Recipe of the Month

 Roasted Beet Salad

 

 Roasted Beet Salad

Donor of the Month

Walmart  

 

Community Servings is proud to share it's successful partnership with the Walmart Foundation. With the Foundation's support this past year, Community Servings delivered over 355,000 meals to nearly 1,300 individuals and family members affected by a critical illness.

The Secret Ingredient is YOU! Pie Seller

 

Thanksgiving may seem far away, but planning is already underway for Pie in the Sky 2011. With the sale of each pie, Community Servings is able to feed a critically ill neighbor for an entire week. Last year our 500-member volunteer sales force helped us raise a record-breaking $502,000. This year YOU can make it even bigger and better! Please join the fun by becoming a pie seller, click here to sign up.

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"Thanks to Community Servings,
There is Hope for My Future"Meal Preparation

 

Over time, many of our meals clients become well enough to return to preparing their own meals because their health has stabilized - thanks in part to our nutritious meals.

 

A few weeks ago, we received a letter from Sharon in which she told us she would like to transition off our meals program in order to help us feed others in need. "I feel it is best for me to forgo the program. I am back to work. Although I am still living with full-blown AIDS, I think in the interest of 'letting the meals go to someone with a greater need' now is the time to end my participation." The client went on to say that our "service literally saved my life at a time when I was very close to death, for that my family and I are eternally grateful. At present, my health is good, my AIDS related numbers are still lower than we would like, but thanks to Community Servings, there is hope for my future...without your help in my time of need, I'd surely not be able to write this note." 

 

It is powerful reminders like these that make us feel so grateful that we are able to help those that are too sick to shop or cook for themselves while they try to regain their health and strength. For the full letter, click here.

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Upcoming Events

 

Pie in the Sky

 

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Be the secret ingredient to the world's greatest bake sale! Check out our volunteer and donation opportunities:

  • Pie Seller - Sell pies to your network of friends, family and co-workers and help feed your neighbors who are too sick to feed themselves. Click here to sign up.
  • Pie Baker - Work at a Boston area restaurant, bakery or caterer? We need you! Consider donating your talents by baking apple, pecan, pumpkin or sweet potato pies. Each pie sold will feed one of Community Servings' clients for an entire week. Click here to bake pies.
  • Buy a Pie - Start placing your orders for your delicious Thanksgiving pies on October 1st.

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Volunteer Opportunities

 

Komen Race for the Cure 

Sunday, October 30th - Joe Moakley Park, South Boston 

 

 

Komen LogoJoin us in October to walk or run the Komen Race for the Cure - it's a great opportunity for the entire family to get involved! In the past seven years, Komen has been incredibly supportive of Community Servings, providing us with funding that helped us expand our mission to include feeding our critically ill neighbors living with breast cancer. For more information or to sign up, contact Rosario Dominguez at (617) 522-7777 ext. 220 or at rdominguez@servings.org. To learn more about the race, click here.

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Thank You
 
Zocalo 
Zocalo Many thanks to Zocalo for hosting a wonderful cocktail party on their patio to raise funds for Community Servings. It was a fantastic night of music, Mexican cuisine, networking, and fabulous cocktails! Over $2,000 was raised that will go directly to Community Servings meals program for the critically illClick here for pictures!

 

ANSA
ANSAThis year, Community Servings was proud to host ANSA's National Food and Nutrition Conference right here in Boston! Every year, organizations with similar missions meet to discuss ways to enhance their programs, build on their missions and network with others in their field. Thanks to Community Servings' staff, volunteers and vendors for helping us to host all 120 of our attendees to dinner in our kitchen.