The New England Chapter of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) celebrated their 11th annual Holiday Social donating $15,000 to the foodservice operation at the New England Center and Home for Veterans this December 2014.
Held at Davio’s in downtown Boston, the sold out event was attended by more than 100 industry colleagues from the New England area and abroad. Also in attendance was Mark Gough, Director of Corporation & Foundation Relations for the New England Center and Home for Veterans. “Our food service program is much more important than just a hot meal” said Gough, as he accepted the chapter’s donation. “It’s a crucial part of the reintegration process, fulfilling the basic need for food; it’s only when that need is met that our Veterans can begin to take advantage of the other services we offer”.
In addition to providing a broad array of programs and services that enable success and independent living, the NECHV also provides everyday basic necessities such as shelter and food, serving 133,248 meals last year alone. “We know the importance of foodservice operations” said Edward Arons, Chairman of the local FCSI chapter and Senior Associate at Colburn & Guyette, a foodservice design firm based out of Rockland, MA “which is why we know that the benefits of this donation will reach far beyond the kitchen”.