Many low income seniors cannot sustain themselves on food stamps alone, and can benefit from the socialization of communal dining. Community Work Services launched the Community Table as a means for supplying seniors in the North End, Beacon Hill, and West End areas with warm meals and companionship. As a job-training and career-support organization for more than 130 years, the organization’s Community Table program extends its promotion of self-sufficiency to retired seniors.
Partnering with Action Boston Community Development (ABCD), Community Table selects 20–30 eligible participants older than age 65 and serves them two hot meals each week at the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center. Trainees from CWS' Food Service job-training program prepare and serve meals to elderly participants, gaining the skills and experience necessary for a future career in food service. In turn, seniors get to meet other local residents and receive help maintaining self-sufficiency so they can remain living in their homes for as long as possible. In the program's inaugural year last year, trainees prepped and plated more than 2,400 meals.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help Community Work Services supply low-income seniors with twice-weekly meals. If G-Team members raise $500, the Community Table program can serve 25 seniors two meals during the course of one week. Each additional $20 raised will fund two meals for another person.
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