David has been involved with Community Servings as a board member, volunteer and staff person since its founding in 1989 and became the Executive Director/CEO in 1999. With a staff of 45, the agency delivers lunch, dinner and a snack to 1,450 critically ill individuals and families per year across 215 square miles of Massachusetts. In 2008, the agency added a food service job training program, a social enterprise effort feeding neighborhood schools, and several local foods initiatives including produce donations from nearby farms, an herb garden, a CSA and a CSF. Community Servings has been awarded a coveted four-star rating for its efficient and effective business model for providing nutrition services to the critically ill by Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator.
With 35 years experience in food service management, David also created the highly cost-effective fundraising events, LifeSavor and Pie in the Sky, a Thanksgiving pie sale duplicated in cities around the country. He is the former Board Chair of the Association of Nutrition Service Agencies and is an adjunct faculty at Emerson College in nonprofit marketing.
David has been honored by the American Marketing Association in the field of nonprofit marketing, received the Hero Among Us award from the Boston Celtics, the Ronald M. Leavell Award from The Dimock Center, and the 2009 Social Justice Award from Wainwright Bank.
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