Community Servings Gets $25K Walmart Foundation Grant; Plus a Helping Hand From Walmart Volunteers

On Tuesday, Oct. 17th, 13 volunteers from six Greater Boston Walmart stores chopped produce, ladled soups, packaged meals and washed dishes for Community Servings’ home-bound and critically ill clients.

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Photo (L-R): Taylor Stevens, Community Servings volunteer manager; Tim Leahy, Community Servings chief development officer; and Vinny Roberts of the Abington, MA Walmart store.

With the help of volunteers, Community Servings, located in Jamaica Plain prepares 2,600 made-from-scratch meals each day — preparing and delivering 675,000 medically-tailored meals to 2,000 individuals and families with critical and chronic illnesses.

Ninety-four percent of clients (who range in age from three to 101) are living at or below the poverty level and would not be able to access the diets they need to manage their illnesses without Community Servings.

The Walmart employees also presented Community Servings with a ceremonial check representing the Walmart Foundation’s recent $25,000 grant to further the organization’s work.

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