Community Servings Braves Storms To Deliver Meals To Homebound
JAMAICA PLAIN (CBS) – In the hours before a winter storm hits when supermarkets are swamped by folks rushing to stock up on food, there are sick and homebound people who can’t make it out to shop.
That’s when Community Servings steps up.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Lana Jones Reports
Community Servings delivers meals specially tailored to the medical needs of cancer and HIV patients, diabetics and people with kidney failure, and their kids if they have them.
From its Jamaica Plain kitchen, the organization provides 4,000 meals a day and half a million in the course of a year.
Community servings has not missed a single delivery to the sick and homebound — from Boston to Worcester.
“It’s the most basic thing to rely on somebody to bring you meals,” Community Servings CEO David Waters told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones. “Whether it’s a snowstorm, a hurricane, or Sept. 11 when they were closing bridges, Community Servings still finds a way to get out there.”.
Waters says they’ve got some special drivers like Christopher Muhammed who has been delivering Community Servings meals for 19 years.
“You definitely get close to the clients,” he said. “You can tell that some of our clients don’t see many people during the course of the week at all.”
Community servings is staffed mostly by volunteers and is funded by donations. You can learn more on their website.
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