Serve New England is a program designed to promote volunteer service by offering deep discounts on the highest quality grocery, meat, and vegetable items to community-minded individuals willing to volunteer 2 hours of their time each month to a worthy cause.
We have over 350 chapter sites located throughout the six New England states. Serve has no eligibility requirements other than the 2 hours of volunteer service. Our program is open to people of all ages, races, and income levels.
If you already help at your church, school, youth sports, senior center, etc. then you already qualify.
If you are helping someone other than a family member with yard work, meals, babysitting, or transportation, etc., then you already qualify. Serve will also be happy to assist you in finding a volunteer project that interests you as well as training if necessary.
Serve New England’s Food Cooperative
As a reward for this effort, you can participate in Serve’s food co-op, which offers you top quality food at a discount of up to 50%.
Serve New England’s Scholarship and Campership Programs
Helping others and serving your community is character-building traits that Serve wants to encourage in our young people as well. Each Spring, we offer educational scholarships to high school graduates and camperships to summer camps for kids ages 8-16.
The money for these programs is raised separately from our food program. It is generally funded through donations from our participants, vendors, and fundraising events. In 2003, we awarded over $5,000 in scholarships to deserving applicants.
Our newspaper is published monthly and is circulated throughout New England. The newspaper lists the locations of each of our chapter sites with the names and phone numbers of the chapter coordinators.
It also includes the food lists for the upcoming months along with the meat specials.
Our Serve New England Newspaper contains recipes that feature the food in our packages to help our participants with nutritious meal preparations.
There is information on food handling and background bits on where our food was purchased that month. The newspaper is also available through the main menu of this website.