On Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, people will be picking 11,000 pre-ordered pies at $25 a piece. It all adds up to some half a million dollars for Community Servings in Jamaica Plain, which is not just another meals-on-wheels organization.
In fact, Community Servings was founded 22 years ago to feed people with AIDS at a time when there were no medications for the disease. Now the non-profit works to feed individuals and families with an array of chronic illnesses.
"We started feeding 30 people in Roxbury and Dorchester." Community Servings' CEO David Waters said. " And we now we feed 750 people across 17 cities and towns in Eastern Massachusetts suffering from 35 different illnesses. "
Radio Boston's Adam Ragusea visited Community Servings on this very busy day before Thanksgiving.
- David Waters, CEO, Community Servings
This program aired on November 23, 2011.