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ABCD Dorchester NSC & Bowdoin Street Health Center Host Holiday Harvest

photoIn collaboration with the Bowdoin Street Health Center, the Dorchester NSC will donate dozens of turkeys to some of the most vulnerable families  on Monday, November 25 between the hours of 11AM-2PM and Tuesday, November 26 from 10AM-1PM. Additionally the Holiday Harvest provides an affordable Farmer’s Market to promote healthy eating options during the holiday season. The event will take place at the Dorchester NSC, 110 Claybourne Street, Dorchester.

ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew explains, “While the economy has improved for many of us there are still too many families where unemployment or disabilities make it impossible to pay for basic needs. For most of us winter is an inconvenience, even a major inconvenience, but for those struggling, it is a time of crisis.” He added “Fuel assistance applications and food bank referrals are at an all-time high. Many people who never had to ask for help before are turning to ABCD for assistance this holiday season. We need help from the public to put a smile on a child’s face and help their family be warm and safe this winter.”

The Holiday Harvest and Turkey Distribution hosted by the ABCD Dorchester NSC will provide an opportunity for residents to receive both a turkey and shop for healthy and affordable produce. “We are grateful to collaborate with the Bowdoin Street Health Center in our annual Holiday Harvest and turkey distribution event”  explained Eric Mitchell, Operations Coordinator for the ABCD Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center. “Not only do we provide turkeys to help celebrate Thanksgiving, families also have access to affordable fresh produce. Healthy eating is a lifelong choice and the holidays are a great time to educate our community about nutritional options.” Continue reading

Photos from Halloween Harvest Festival 2013

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Photo credit: Allyson Gittens

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2013 Boston CAN Share

With the harvest fully upon us this fall, the annual Boston CAN Share has begun!  The citywide drive helps to support food pantries across the city and to support Boston Bounty Bucks, the program which helps to provide low-income families with access to healthy fresh foods by doubling their SNAP benefits at farmers’ markets. Residents of Bowdoin Geneva have much to gain through each of our support of these critical services.

As we have in years past, Bowdoin Street Health Center is helping to collect non-perishable food donations on behalf of the CAN Share.

Donated food can be placed in the marked box in the BSHC Community Health office at any time or can be contributed during the Food Day Celebration on October 24th.  We will continue to accept donations through Friday, January 3rd. Continue reading

BGFM & DotCommCoop to Host Food Day 2013

Selecting ProduceJoin us at the Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market on Thursday, October 24th to celebrate Food Day, a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.

This year, we’re celebrating Food Day in Bowdoin Geneva with our partners at the Dorchester Community Food Coop.  Together, we’ll be celebrating with a special event at the market complete with kids’ activities, food tastings, and more!

Meanwhile, indoors, as the market draws to a close we’ll begin to gather for an informal community social.  Then, at 6:30pm, we’ll begin screening A Place at the Table, an engaging film that tackles the hard questions of the dual challenge of food in America – hunger and obesity.  View the trailer here.

Please join us for an afternoon/evening of food, community, and thought as we celebrate Food Day together.

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Photos from 2013 Seafood Throwdown

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Photos courtesy of BIDMC Media Services

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Sustainability in Action at the Seafood Throwdown

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This week, we’re gearing up for another great event at the farmers market – the Seafood Throwdown.  The event is an opportunity to showcase the best of local seafood, to learn about sustainability in the seafood industry, and to celebrate together the wealth, beauty, and bounty of our ocean!

The throwdown will feature a head-to-head competition between Chef Ken McCluskey of The Blarney Stone in Dorchester and Chef Stephen Pierce of BIDMC Food Services.  The chefs will battle it out to cook up the most delicious rendition of a mystery local seafood ingredient which will be unveiled by Red’s Best Seafood just moments before the clock starts!  Each chef will receive $25 to spend on seasonal produce at the farmers market to complement their fresh-fish dish. Continue reading

Photos from Senior Celebration 2013

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Photos courtesy of Aidan Ackerman

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