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Target demographics: We provide free, home-style meals for 1,300 individuals a year who are affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, MS or another life threatening illness. 95% of our clients are below the poverty level.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Slice and dice vegetables to prepare a soup or salad for over 800 home bound clients living with critical illnesses
Geographic areas served: 18 different communities throughout Massachusetts.
Programs: Meal Program for the Critically Ill: We deliver 395,000 free, home-style meals to 1,300 people per year, who are too sick to cook for themselves or their families. Currently caring for clients with 35 different life-threatening illnesses, 95% of whom live at or below the poverty level.
Nutrition Education: Our nutrition education and counseling program builds upon our expertise in nutrition therapy to provide support to clients and community members struggling with critical as well as chronic illnesses.
Food Service Job Training:The Teaching Kitchen offers a 12-week food service job-training program, focused on those with barriers to employment.
Volunteer: As one of the largest volunteer programs in the area, we welcome 1,500 volunteers per month who work in our kitchen and deliver meals.
Local Foods Program: We are committed to using fresh, local ingredients in our kitchen, and aim to support and collaborate with local farmers, fishermen and food producers.