August Newsletter
Congressman McGovern Delivers 
100,000th Worcester Meal
McGovern delivers 100K  meal
US Congressman Jim McGovern joined us in celebrating the delivery of the 100,000th meal in Worcester. The milestone meal was delivered to Worcester resident, Irene McNeil, an 86-year-old woman who suffers from lung disease, among other illnesses, and struggles to shop or cook for herself.
 
"Thank you for all you have done for so many people, including my grandmother. On behalf of my family, we sincerely thank you," said Irene's granddaughter in a recent note to Community Servings.
 
Congressman McGovern is a leading voice in the fight against hunger. In 2013 he helped Community Servings expand to the Worcester area and advocates for our Food is Medicine initiative to integrate medically appropriate foods and nutrition services into healthcare models.
 
"[The meals] help people recover, help people get well, and they help prevent readmission to the hospital," said McGovern.

Read more about our impact in the Worcester area in the  Worcester Magazine or Worcester Telegram.
Swordfish Kebobs
Our kitchen apprentice, John, grills swordfish kebobs to perfection for our clients' meals. John  is a recent Teaching Kitchen graduate who will be spending the next three months as our apprentice, working alongside our talented kitchen staff to gain even more work experience. 

J ohn recently passed his ServSafe exam and hopes to find a job cooking in a nursing home, hospital, or residential community for people in need, allowing him to "do what he loves while also giving back."
Volunteer

Help us prepare and package meals in our kitchen! We have volunteer shifts available during the week and Saturdays. To sign up email Malissa Harmon at mharmon@servings.org or call 617.522.7777 X227

Go behind the scenes of the "World's Greatest Bake Sale" and become a member of the Pie in the Sky Planning Committee! To learn more email Emily Chilton at echilton@servings.org or call 617.522.7777 X235

Recipe
Chef Kevin's Spicy BBQ Rub
This rub has all the familiar barbecue notes of smoke, salt, sweet, and spice. We recommend using on grilled meats, fish, and vegetables. 

For renal diets, Chef Kevin uses this spice mix instead of a tomato-based BBQ sauce, allowing our clients to enjoy traditional BBQ flavor without the added potassium from tomatoes. Read on
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The Health Benefits of 
Herbs & Spices
The benefits of cooking with herbs and spices go far beyond adding flavor and fragrance to meals. Use herbs and spices to get big flavor without adding extra fat, sugar, or salt . They also provide powerful antioxidants. Learn about the health benefits of Cayenne, Garlic, Rosemary and others .



Thank You!

To Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for their $35,000 grant.

To Boston's Neighborhood Jobs Trust for their $97,117 grant for the  Teaching Kitchen, our job training program. 

To TJK Foundation, Inc. for their $50,000 grant.