Pie in the Sky 2014 : About Community Servings
As New England's expert in home-delivered nutrition for the critically ill, Community Servings provides meals to the acutely ill, their families, and their caregivers. Our clients live in 18 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts and battle over 35 different types of illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, breast and other cancers, and kidney disease.
Thanks to a dedicated group of donors and volunteers, Community Servings is extremely cost-efficient: it costs just $25 to prepare and deliver a week's worth of nutritious and comforting meals to a sick client.
In 1990, we delivered our first meal to a man dying from AIDS. After caring for the HIV/AIDS community for 14 years, we expanded our mission to serve people with any critical illness, including mothers struggling with breast cancer, their children and grandfathers fighting liver disease. To help us meet the growing demand for our meals and services, we constructed and relocated to a state-of-the-art industrial kitchen and nutrition facility in July 2007. Our new home has doubled our space and will enable us to significantly increase meal capacity and expand our geographic service area. The building also provides enough room to add related services, such as on-site nutrition education workshops and a food service job-training program. Regardless of our growth, Community Servings will never waver from our founding goals: to help our clients maintain their health and dignity, to preserve the integrity of their families, to provide nutritionally and culturally appropriate meals, and to send the message that someone cares.