Community Servings’ Dinners4Dads Fundraiser in Full Swing

Individuals can show their appreciation for a father figure in their life with Community Servings’ Father’s Day fundraiser, Dinners4Dads, which is back this year with two gourmet gift options.

JP-based non-profit Community Servings prepares nutritious, medically tailored meals to people living with chronic illness and delivers them statewide.

As part of the Dinners4Dads fundraiser this year, Community Servings is aiming to raise $25,000, according to CEO David Waters.

There are two choices for this year’s gift, both in partnership with Eastern Standard Provisions. For $65, the gift recipient will receive a small box of eight gourmet Liège Belgian waffles and four toppings: dark chocolate fudge sauce, peanut butter caramel sauce, strawberries and cream topper, and French toast sugar. This gift will provide two weeks of medically tailored meals.

For $95, the recipient will receive a large box of 22 soft pretzels in a variety of shapes, along with plain, white truffle, chili lime, and lemon rosemary salt. This gift provides three weeks of medically tailored meals.

Along with the treats, each recipient will receive a hand-designed Father’s Day card by local artist Susy Pilgrim Waters. A personalized message can be printed inside the card.

“We were looking for something that would be appealing to many men, and we have a close partnership with Eastern Standard Provisions,” Waters told the Sun, as the company was co-founded by Community Servings board member and restaurateur Garret Harker.

“They’re both things designed to ship easily,” Waters said of the waffles and the pretzels. “They’re good for honoring dads anywhere in the country.”

Harker said in a statement that “we are excited to once again partner with Community Servings on the Dinners4Dads fundraiser. It’s heartwarming to see our products make Father’s Day even more special by supporting the health of dads in our community.”

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Community Servings has more than doubled the number of people it serves, so fundraisers like these are critically important to ensuring people can continue receiving their meals, Waters said.

He said that “21 percent of Massachusetts households with children are facing food insecurity,” and “the need for our service continues to grow across Massachusetts and so the support we receive from Dinners4Dads and other gifts allows us to serve more and more people with confidence that we’ll have the resources.”

To purchase a Father’s Day gift as part of the Dinners4Dads fundraiser, visit servings.org/fathersday/.

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