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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Community Cooks Presents: Tastes of Community Cooks

Community Cooks, a volunteer organization of neighbors feeding neighbors, is pleased to announce its first annual celebration. Tastes of Community Cooks, an exhibition of food and art, will take place on Sunday, October 2 from 4 – 7 pm at the Somerville Museum at 1 Westwood Road.

The volunteer cooks that comprise Community Cooks are proud to feature the following speakers: Barbara Capuano; Mayor Joseph Curtatone; Mark Alston-Follansbee, Executive Director, Somerville Homeless Coalition; and Jessica Brayden, Executive Director, RESPOND.

Tastes of Community Cooks will feature samples of the delicious foods prepared by our volunteer cooks and works of art created by talented cooks and clients of the agencies we serve will be on display and available for silent auction. Volunteer cooks, staff and clients from our partner agencies and neighbors will be present.

The goals of Tastes of Community Cooks are to celebrate our Cooks and the people for whom they cook, raise funds, and raise awareness about Community Cooks' work to alleviate hunger among our struggling neighbors. For more information about Community Cooks, go to

To purchase tickets for Tastes of Community Cooks, go to

About Community Cooks
Community Cooks is a network of over 200 volunteers who offer free, home-cooked meals to vulnerable populations seeking assistance from direct-service programs in the Greater Boston area. The direct-service agencies provide specialized services to help those they serve rise out of poverty and move forward with their lives. When an agency's focus is on a specific mission, its ability to provide food is often constrained by lack of facilities to prepare food, overstretched budgets and limited staffing, grant funding that prohibits spending on food, food banks and food rescue programs require difficult-to-meet membership criteria.

Community Cooks is honored to provide homecooked meals to the following 15 local agencies: Bread of Life; CASPAR/ACCESS; Good Food, Good Friends; Lowell Transitional Living Center; On The Rise; Respond; St. Patrick's Shelter; Schiff Center; ShortStop Transitional; Somerville Homeless Coalition; The Women's Center; Transition House; Walnut Street Center; and YouthBuild/Just-A-Start. Community Cooks’ volunteers deliver 300 meals a year, serving 13,800 people and they donated over 9,000 hours and $45,000 for groceries to help their neighbors in need.

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