On Saturday, we had the staff of Ken’s Foods Inc of Marlborough down to the Inn, cooking and serving a delicious BBQ dinner, all made with their famously delicious Ken’s Steak House Dressings!
The residents enjoyed a meal of Caesar salad made with Ken’s Tableside Caesar Dressing, BBQ chicken bathed in tangy Sweet Baby Rays Original BBQ Sauce, fresh garlic bread, french fries
served with Ken’s Buttermilk Ranch and Sweet Baby Ray’s dipping sauces, coleslaw tossed with Ken’s Magic Blend Coleslaw dressing, & Mint Chocolate Chip Mini Cakes.
They even donated some of their delicious dressings to us for distribution!
Everyone had a wonderful time, residents and staff alike. Such an incredibly generous donation by these employees, and an unforgettable dinner for our residents!
We are continuously thankful for and humbled by the community support we receive! We couldn’t do the important work we do, battling against food insecurity and the substance use epidemic, without the generosity of community members just like the staff of Ken’s!
This past Sunday, we had a great group of kids down to the Inn from St. Joseph-St. Pius X in Leicester. As part of our Evening Meal Program, they donated, cooked and served a delicious meal of parmigian crusted chicken thighs, baked potatoes with fixings, green bean casserole & chocolate chip cookies to the 29 residents of Jeremiah’s Inn. They also donated 30+ beautiful blessings boxes, one for each of our guys, filled with soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, deodorant, socks, and more.
These kids, made up of 6 ninth graders, along with their chaperones, demonstrated a great act of kindness in service to our residents, they dedicated their Sunday to coming down and spending time with the residents and serving us a delicious meal, and we are so thankful and humbled by their generous giving.
We look forward to having them down again soon!
Last night, we had the pleasure of having the Pam’s Porch 5 Community down to prepare and serve for our Evening Meal Program, and what a success it was! And so much food!! There was Ooey-Gooey mac & cheese, regular mac & cheese, spiral ham, turkey, lasagna, ‘Lazy Man’ lasagna, 8 rotisserie chickens, and ‘Pa’s chicken’ for the main courses. Garlic bread, two loaves of home made white bread, garden salad, spaghetti salad, & butternut squash made up the sides. Desserts included Pineapple upside down cake, frosted brownies, strawberry filled cupcakes, brownies, assorted home made cookies, lemon cake, Reese’s Peanut-butter cookies, Kentucky Bars, cream puffs, and candy!
Children passed out name tags for residents and cooks, helped set up, and drew names for a baseball cap giveaway.
This was a truly special evening for residents, staff and cooks alike. Put on in remembrance of Pam’s brother, David, who tragically passed away, this was a heartwarming tribute to him, along with all others we’ve lost to the disease of addiction. Pam spoke with the residents about her brother, and her loss, and spoke to the courage of our residents to continue to fight for their recovery.
Our hearts are so full of gratitude for the generosity of this group of people, who came here as strangers and left here as friends.
Over the weekend, we had the pleasure of hosting several volunteers from Beta Theta Pi – Worcester Polytechnic Institute!
15 young men helped out with cleaning our kitchen and picking up trash outside.
We are thankful for this generous support and look forward to working with these great volunteers in the future!
Each year, students and faculty from Doherty Memorial High School come by with a few pickup trucks or vans PACKED with food donations – all organized by the students of the ‘Food Drive Club.’
These incredible kids come together, sometimes meeting weekly from the beginning of the school year, to plan out and execute a massive, school-wide food drive to benefit the Jeremiah’s Inn Nutrition Center-Food Pantry. This year, they were able to deliver 6,252 non-perishable food items, as well as paper goods and toiletries.
We are humbled by the willingness of these amazing kids to go above and beyond, making a real difference in their community. They dedicate their free time, including some nights and weekends, organizing events that boost the donations to this drive. Because of these students and their tireless efforts, we now have about an additional 6,000lbs. of food to distribute to the clients of our Nutrition Center, 2/3 of whom are children themselves.
We cannot thank the students and faculty of Doherty enough for their generous service to the Inn!
But we aren’t a glum lot. If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn’t want it. We absolutely insist on enjoying life. ~Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
Jeremiah’s Inn realizes the importance of finding ways to have fun in recovery. We encourage our residents to get involved in the local recovery community and participate in as many sober activities as they can. This spring, Jeremiah’s is once again entering a team in the Worcester Sober Softball League, but we need your help! There are many costs associated with this, from league fees to team shirts and equipment. We are looking for sponsors to help us offset some of these costs.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of our team, and would like to donate, please contact email@example.com for more information!
Help us show our residents that it is possible, and essential even, to have some fun in recovery!
“Project Redemption” has been created as a collaboration between Alyssa’s Place: Peer Recovery and Resource Center at AED Foundation Inc and Photography by Veronika Patty to help de-stigmatize addiction and people who struggle with substance use disorder.
The stigma attached to this disease prevents those who need it from seeking out treatment and recovery, and can eventually result in their death if recovery is not sought.
People in recovery are not second-class citizens. They come from all walks of life and all socio-economic classes. They are parents, grandparents, and children.
“Project Redemption” is also in collaboration with MOAR – Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery and Faces & Voices of Recovery. The MOAR Mission is to organize recovering individuals, families and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions.
This project will be on display at Jeremiah’s Inn from October 19th to October 23rd. If you wish to come see the display, please contact Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org, 508.755.6403×10)
The best chefs in Worcester County were in the house today for a photo shoot with the Telegram and Gazette to promote the first annual CHOPPED!Worcester Charity event. We are so excited for this event! If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, do it soon! They are selling out fast! Click here to head on over to our events page to get your tickets before they’re gone!