I was first introduced to Community Servings last year, when they had a cooking class at the Boston Public Market. They prepare and deliver meals to people who are homebound, critically ill, and their families. It's not just mass produced food, but they really take care to prepare meals for each patient according to their dietary needs and illnesses.
They rely on volunteers to help prepare the meal, and of course, funds from donations and fundraising activities. Their biggest fundraising event is the LifeSavor gala, a glamorous evening that takes place each year and involve many of the local restaurants. This year's LifeSavor will take place on May 4 at The Langham.
LifeSavor starts with a luxurious cocktail party with silent auction and balloon pop raffle. After the reception, guests will be transported to one of 75 participating restaurants around the city for a wine-paired dinner.
Not that there isn't plenty of food to go around at the reception! Spread out over multiple rooms at The Langham, I had some delicious lamb chops ...
A spread of salads, pastas, cheeses, and more.
You have the option to just purchase tickets to the cocktail party without the dinner, and not worry about going hungry.
The silent auction features a variety of items to bid on - from travel packages, restaurant gift cards, jewelry, artwork, and Red Sox memorabilia. It's a great opportunity to get all dressed up and support a good cause!
Not to mention eat some good food ...
Last year's cocktails were the creations of Domingo Martin Barreres, who usually tends the bar at Bogie's Place. His liquid nitrogen cocktails were certainly the life of the party!
Tickets to LifeSavor are $300 per person and includes the cocktail party, dinner, transportation to and from dinner, and the after party. Tickets for the cocktail reception only (no dinner) are $200 per person. Proceeds benefit Community Servings, which provide nutritionally tailored meals for the critically ill. You can purchase tickets here