WHO WE ARE
Community Cooks mobilizes individuals, businesses, civic, educational and faith-based groups to prepare home-cooked food for vulnerable populations seeking assistance from human service agencies in the Greater Boston area. We proudly partner with these agencies that, due to lack of funds and/or facilities, struggle to provide food for those they serve. In contributing nutritious and much-needed food, Community Cooks aims to:
- feed our hungry neighbors who might otherwise go without
- build a bridge of caring between volunteers and community members in need
- support conditions for program participants to achieve success by alleviating their hunger needs
Our Cooks are a diverse group of volunteers from varied ethnic and economic backgrounds. We are women and men (and often children), young and old, students, workers, professionals, stay-at-home parents, retirees. But all are joined by a common thread – a wish to reach out to vulnerable neighbors – with the idea that offering home-cooked food carries a message from the heart to those who are struggling: You matter and your neighbors care about you. We are all part of a sharing community.
Members of the business, civic and faith-based communities have joined our effort by forming cooking teams, providing meals and snacks to our partner agencies while at the same time promoting a community service spirit among colleagues and staff.
I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture of their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.Martin Luther King Jr.Civil Rights Activist