This fall, Community Servings celebrated its 25th annual Pie in the Sky Thanksgiving fundraiser, selling more than 22,000 pies and raising over $820,000. Each year, more than 100 of Greater Boston’s most generous chefs, restaurants, hotels, and caterers come together to bake and donate thousands of pies that more than 500 volunteers sell to friends, family, and coworkers. The pies, which come in different flavors and each cost $30, provide a week’s worth of nutritious meals to a critically ill client.
This Boston-based not-for-profit organization serves 20 cities and towns in Massachusetts, providing made-from-scratch meals to homebound and critically ill individuals, and their families. Their mission is to help clients maintain their health and dignity, and preserve the integrity of their families through home-delivered meals, nutrition education, and other community programs.
With the help of volunteers, Community Servings prepares 2,600 meals each day in their kitchen, hosting about 600 volunteers a month. These amazing volunteers provide more than 52,000 hours each year – the equivalent to 25 full-time staff.
Citrin Cooperman is proud to know and work with the members of Community Servings. Eleven of Citrin Cooperman’s Boston-based employees volunteered at Community Serving’s kitchen for the firm’s 2017 Annual Day of Care and saw first-hand the amazing work this organization does every day. By the end of 2017 they will have prepared and delivered 675,000 medically tailored meals to individuals and families, totaling to about 2,000 people. In their 27-year-history, they’ve provided more than 7.5 million meals to individuals and families in need.
“We’re so fortunate to have the generous support of the community. Our donors, volunteers, and corporate partners help ensure that our most vulnerable neighbors are not sick, hungry, and alone,” said David B. Waters, CEO.
Want to get involved? There’s still a tremendous need for their medically tailored meals. There is always room for volunteers to help prep and package meals in their kitchen. Individuals and groups can reach out to the Volunteer Department at 617.522.7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and schedule a time to volunteer.