Congresswoman Pressley Celebrates Community Servings 11th Million Meal Milestone

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley recently visited Community Servings to celebrate the 11th million meals served by the non-profit organization Jamaica Plain.

“This is a unique model that responds to the needs of vulnerable and isolated people, terminally ill or chronically ill, which shows that food is also medicine. The fact that they have 100 volunteers a day helping out with Community Servings is really a testament to how many people care,” Pressley said after his Sept. 8 visit.

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley joins Community Servings to commemorate the making of her 11 millionth meal at the nonprofit’s Jamaica Plain Kitchen on September 8, 2022. Left to right: a teaching cooking program intern of Community Servings, Congresswoman Pressley, CEO David Waters and Board Chairman Peter Zane.

“Community Servings is celebrating its 11 millionth meal, which we cooked from scratch in our kitchens in Jamaica Plain. These meals are for customers in Boston and Massachusetts who are struggling with illnesses and unable to shop and cook for themselves. When our delivery drivers show up with our beautifully prepared meals, it really sends the message that you are not forgotten,” said Community Servings CEO David Waters.

“It can be very lonely, living with the disease. Community Servings truly not only becomes that essential vehicle for nutrition, health and wellness, but it becomes a lifeline. It becomes a community,” Pressley added.

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and Community Servings COO Kevin Conner deliver a week of medically-adapted meals September 8, 2022 to a home in Mattapan (in Pressley’s District 7) for one of the customers of the non-profit organization with diabetes.