Community Servings’ Dinners4Dads Fundraiser Benefits Fathers in Need

Community Servings, a Jamaica Plain based nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services to individuals and families in Massachusetts experiencing critical and chronic illnesses, is holding its annual Father’s Day fundraiser, Dinners4Dads, in partnership with Eastern Standard Provisions. Gift givers can send a father figure in their life a box of gourmet soft pretzels and accompanying salts – available in two sizes, 15 pretzels for $60 or 22 pretzels for $90 – along with a card designed by local artist Susy Pilgrim Waters inscribed with a personalized message. Each purchase is a donation that will support a local dad and his family with the nutritious food they need to maintain and improve their health. Supporters can also choose to send a card only for a $30 donation. In addition to Eastern Standard Provisions and Pilgrim Waters Design, Dinners4Dads is sponsored by Gold Star Studios.

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Community Servings’ Meals4Moms Fundraiser Benefits Mothers in Need

Community Servings, a Jamaica Plain nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services to individuals and families in Massachusetts experiencing critical and chronic illnesses, recently launched its annual Mother’s Day fundraiser, Meals4Moms, in partnership with McCrea’s Candies of Boston. Gift givers can send mom a box of handcrafted caramels – available in two sizes, 40 pieces for $60 or 80 pieces for $90 – along with a card designed by local artist Susy Pilgrim Waters and inscribed with a personalized message. Each purchase is a donation that will support a local mom with the nutritious food they need to maintain and improve their health. Supporters can also choose to send just a card for a $30 donation. In addition to McCrea’s Candies and Pilgrim Waters Design, Meals4Moms is sponsored by Gold Star Studios and Franklin Printing.

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JP Nonprofit Community Servings Launches Targeted COVID-19 Meals Program

Jamaica Plain's Community Servings, a nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services to individuals and families in Massachusetts experiencing critical and chronic illnesses, recently announced another expansion of its meal delivery program with the launch of a targeted COVID-19 meals program to support individuals and their families dealing with food insecurity during the global pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic, the number of clients the agency serves weekly has increased by 56 percent, with capacity expanding to meet the need. To help identify and enroll participants in the three-month program, Community Servings is partnering with Massachusetts-based health care providers who can refer individuals that have recently tested positive for COVID-19, as well as those presumed positive or at high risk. “Expanding our medically tailored meal delivery to help feed people impacted by COVID-19 is possible thanks to the generous philanthropic support that we have received over the past year,” said David B. Waters, CEO of Community Servings. “This program, which enables Community Servings to advance its social and health equity vision, is a means for many of our neighbors in need to receive healthy meals tailored by our registered dietitians and cooked with care in our kitchen while safely recovering at home.”

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Community Servings has prepared and delivered nearly 650,000 medically tailored meals to more than 2,000 people.

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4 JP Nonprofits Receive Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Grants

The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation recently announced that four Jamaica Plain nonprofit organizations were awarded a total of $2,050 from the Foundation’s Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. The organizations receiving funds are:

• Beantown Society ($500)
• Bikes Not Bombs ($500)
• Community Servings ($550)
• Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center Inc. ($500)

To commemorate those Harvard Pilgrim members who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, Harvard Pilgrim and the Foundation created the Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. This program allows each Harvard Pilgrim employee to award a $500 grant, completely funded by the Foundation, to the local charity of his or her choice each calendar year. Since this community grants program began in 2002, Harvard Pilgrim employees have directed more than $6.8 million to thousands of organizations throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. “Now more than ever, as nonprofits across the region are dealing with the impact of COVID-19, we are committed to supporting their efforts to care for their communities,” said Karen Voci, President of the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation.

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Community Servings Launches Thanksgiving Fundraiser with Support from Whole Foods

Community Servings, a Jamaica Plain based nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services, is running its annual community bake sale-style fundraiser that helps feed chronically and critically ill neighbors across Massachusetts. The 28th annual Pie in the Sky fundraiser’s sponsor is Whole Foods Market, which will also donate proceeds from sales of select pies in stores ahead of Thanksgiving. “Pie in the Sky has been our most successful fundraiser historically, and, with the help of Whole Foods Market and other longtime sponsors and supporters, we won’t let the challenges of 2020 hinder our mission. In fact, this year calls for more pie!” said David B. Waters, CEO of Community Servings. “‘More pie’ means helping us make more nourishing meals that improve the health and well-being of thousands of individuals who we serve with deliveries from our Jamaica Plain kitchen.

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