By Lauren Bennett
JP’s Community Servings, a non-profit food and nutrition program that provides services to people throughout the Commonwealth who live with chronic illnesses, announced in their January newsletter that the $500,000 that had been raised by December 31 was matched by the Manton Foundation to put towards their new building. Community Servings has been raising money to build an expanded 31,000 square foot food campus. According to their website, Community Servings, which delivered 650,000 medically tailored meals each year, is at capacity right now. The new food campus would allow them to increase the number of meals top more than 1,500,000 annually, increase the number of volunteers they could host, and “host families with children and individuals with different abilities,” the website states.
Community Servings said they still have more work to do, so they urge people to donate to their “Food is the Foundation” campaign.
Hyde Square Task Force
In November, the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) was given $100,000 by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Kraft challenged the organization to match his donation. In a newsletter from HSTF on January 4, they had raised $85,000. Celina Miranda, HSTF Executive Director, told the Gazette that as of January 23, the remaining $15,000 was raised. “We were very excited to get to this point and appreciate the support we got from many of our neighbors!” Miranda said. The money will be used to help the youth in the community, according to the HSTF newsletter.