Moveable Feast’s Culinary Training Program

Would you like to put your love of cooking to the test and have considered starting a career in the culinary world? Moveable Feast’s 12 week intensive culinary training program will give you the skills you need to obtain employment in the culinary industry!

 

Our Culinary Training Program is recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as a Quality Program. Students are also given the opportunity take the ServSafe exam; allowing them to become sanitation certified to work in a kitchen setting.

 

Not only will you learn the skills you need to create delicious, culinary masterpieces, you’ll also learn about the working of a full service kitchen and the important role each team member plays in it.

 

Does this sound like the career path for you? Great! Our Culinary Training Program is available at no cost to applicants who meet the program requirements (must be 18 or older, have a GED or high school diploma, and be able to demonstrate being at least 3 months sober and free of drugs or alcohol).
Start dates for our 12 week course in 2018 are as follows: May 18th, July 18th, September 18th and November 18th. If you are interested, click here to fill out the application form.

Community Partner Spotlight: There Goes My Hero

Here at Moveable Feast, we are proud to partner with a number of community organizations that serve people living with life-threatening conditions such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses.

 

We deliver our nutritious food to drop-in centers, homeless shelters and other locations that these community partners facilitate across Baltimore City. We meet people where they are – making sure that these at-risk neighbors have access to healthy meals. We support a variety of wonderful, impactful community partners, one of which is There Goes My Hero.

 

There Goes My Hero’s mission is to restore hope to blood cancer patients and their families by increasing the number of bone marrow donors, providing nutritious meals to patients undergoing treatment, and by supporting blood cancer research. Each year, over 50,000 new cases of leukemia are diagnosed in the United States. Each year, almost 25,000 people die from leukemia.

We help support There Goes My Hero by supplying some of their clients with healthy, nutritious meals weekly, delivered right to their doorstep. In 2017, we supported 77 There Goes My Hero clients!
If you would like to help us to continue to support our community partners and those who are fighting a life-threatening illness or disease, please consider donating today. Just $35 can nourish one person for an entire week! Click here.

Moveable Feast’s Capital Campaign: Phase II

2018 is already on target to be an incredible year for us at Moveable Feast. Thanks to your support during our Capital Campaign, we have been able to renovate our East Baltimore facilities. Because of these renovations, we will now be able to better utilize our space! We created a new volunteer training and education area and transformed our underused grocery room into a prep and baking kitchen and made many other improvements.

 

Phase II of our Capital Campaign is currently underway! This next phase of our campaign is essential to our impact and who we can serve. Our plans are to expand on the Eastern Shore. We know there is a need for our services on the shore, but our current location and bandwidth prevents us from meeting the demand of those in need. Thanks to your help, we will soon be able to serve nutritious meals to those who need it most by opening a permanent storage and distribution center!

 

Opening our own storage and distribution site will enable us to deliver 200,000 meals to 200 people annually on the Eastern Shore alone and will improve our efficiency and service quality.

 

It’s your work and support that have gotten us this far. Thank you for helping us FEED people, FIGHT hunger and FOSTER hope.

How You Or Someone You Know Can Receive Moveable Feast Meals

Moveable Feast is proud to offer a home-delivered meal service to those suffering from debilitating diseases or illnesses. Through this service, we ensure our clients get the best meals possible, delivered right to their doorstep – at no cost.

 

Our staff and volunteer drivers deliver meals to clients in Baltimore City and 14 Maryland counties. Some clients live as much as 140 miles away from our N. Milton Avenue kitchen.

 

Meal recipients struggle with cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease and more. Through this service, we provide:

 

– Up to 18 healthy meals, delivered weekly

– A bag of “safety net” food staples, delivered the last week of the month

– A bag of up to 5 servings of fresh fruit and produce a week

– A friendly visit and a warm hug to let often-isolated individuals know that they matter and that we care

If you or someone you know would be suitable for our service, please follow the following steps:

  1. All clients must be referred by a primary care provider.
  2. The primary care provider must fill out one of the two meal applications.
    1. Ryan White HIV Services Application 2017
    2. Acute Care Application (all other illnesses or diseases)

Both of these applications and instructions for how to complete can be found here.

 

  1. That’s it! If approved, someone from the Moveable Feast team will reach out to schedule a meeting to review medical nutrition.

How will you fundraise for Ride For The Feast?

Ride for the Feast is quickly approaching! On May 12-13, riders will bike the 140 miles from Ocean City To Baltimore City to support Moveable Feast. This year, our goal is to deliver 1 million meals in a single year – each one made and delivered with love. 100% of your fundraising efforts goes directly to the services provided to our clients. Your support will aid thousands of our neighbors here in Maryland.

 

Whether you sign up for Ride for the Feast as an individual or as a team, you make the commitment to fundraise $1,500 to participate. How you raise the money is up to you! We encourage riders to get creative and think outside of the box when it comes to fundraising, and here are a few ideas to help get you started.

 

  1. Ask your favorite restaurant for a sponsorship day. See if a Chipotle, Subway or your favorite local Baltimore eatery will give a portion of their sales on one particular day to Moveable Feast!
  2. Do you have a birthday or anniversary coming up? Instead of asking for gifts, ask for donations to Moveable Feast!
  3. Cook-offs. Who doesn’t love good food for a good cause? In the past, we’ve had chili, mac-n-cheese and many other types of cook-offs benefitting Ride for the Feast! This is a great opportunity to show off your fundraising AND cooking skills.
  4. Partner with a restaurant or company to create a ticketed event with dinner, drinks, a silent auction … the list goes on!
  5. Use social media to your benefit. Get your friends and family involved as much as possible by informing everyone about Moveable Feast and #WhyIRide.
  6. Find out if your employer offers a matching gift program to make your donation go even further! This is a quick and easy way to double or even triple the money you’ve raised so far!

Is your team putting together an event for Ride for the Feast? Let us know and we will promote it. For more information on fundraising, click here.

Thank You To Our Community Partners

Moveable Feast is proud to partner with a number of organizations throughout Baltimore that serve people who are living with life-threatening conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, and diabetes. We deliver nutritious meals to clients at drop-in centers, homeless shelters or through our Home Delivered Meals Program.

 

We want to make sure that these at-risk neighbors have access to healthy meals everyday, which means meeting them where they are. All of these people are living with debilitating diseases and illnesses, which means eating nutritiously is even more important for them. We make every meal in our kitchen at N. Milton Avenue and even use fresh fruits and vegetables from our community garden and local community farms such as First Fruits Farm when possible.

 

Check out a list of our community partners who are doing great things in and around Baltimore!


Susan G. Komen
Jobs, Housing, and Recovery (JHR)
Kelly’s Dream
Medicaid Program
Park West
Residents in Recovery (RIC)
Pleasant Housing
Carrington House
STAR: Sisters Together and Reaching
Dee’s Place
Recovery in Community
Chase Brexton Health Services
The Jericho Program
Safe House of Hope (SHOH)
Saint Agnes Hospital
Mercy Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital
The Junior League
There Goes My Hero
Village Crossroads
Weinberg Community Resource Center
Within Reach
Youth Empowered Society (YES)

 

Renovations For Moveable Feast

2018 is going to be a big year for Moveable Feast! Our Capital Campaign, with the aim to increase the number of Marylanders we service to 7,000 and the number of meals we serve to 1,500,000, is now entering Phase II!

 

The first phase of our campaign was to renovate our current space here at 901 N. Milton. We are proud to announce that our renovations are almost complete! Check out the photos below to get a glimpse at our revamped home base. Here are some of the areas that were renovated thanks to your support:

 

  • Volunteer space. This space is now almost completely new and will be used for orientations, trainings, and gives our volunteers their own place to meet.  Angie, our Volunteer Manager, loves that we now have a dedicated space just for volunteers.
  • Lobby. Our lobby has also seen a major upgrade with an inviting waiting area and direct access to our new volunteer space. Visitors will now enter through the middle doors of our building.
  • Administrative area. We’ve revamped this area as well, with additional offices, storage space, and break room. Staff members have been enjoying the natural light and open atmosphere.
  • Loading Dock. Our loading dock has also seen an upgrade, making it easier to load deliveries to our Baltimore clients!

 

Our renovations are just phase one of our Capital Campaign. With your continued support, we’re on track to expand our services for those who need our services on the Eastern Shore this year!

 

Please continue to support Moveable Feast and help to put medically appropriate meals for our neighbors in need. Donate to Moveable Feast today!

Thanksgiving With Moveable Feast

For most of us, we experience stress on Thanksgiving and the holiday season because of long lines and no parking at the mall. However, for many of our clients that we serve, the stress that they face every day far outweighs our typical holiday season stressors. That is why each year, Moveable Feast provides our clients with meals on Thanksgiving Day.

 

Volunteers and staff will work throughout the next month to prepare for deliveries that will take place on Thanksgiving day. For our clients who are fighting illnesses and diseases, the promise of a delicious Thanksgiving meal gives them happiness and hope on that day.

 

We couldn’t make this happen without our wonderful volunteers; many give up part or all of their own Thanksgivings to deliver to our clients. They bring so much happiness to our clients on a day that might not otherwise bring them much joy.
If you would like to volunteer at Moveable Feast for our Thanksgiving prep or delivery, please click here and create a Volunteer Hub account to sign up. If you would like to donate to Moveable Feast to contribute to our Thanksgiving efforts, please click here.

Moveable Feast and Food Is Medicine Coalition

Moveable Feast’s mission is to provide healthy, nutritious meals to our clients. Part of this is deeply rooted in the belief that food is medicine. It helps them strengthen their body and helps them to better fight disease. We work closely with the Food is Medicine Coalition to assure that our menus that are medically appropriate, nutritious and tasty to meet the health and nutrition needs of our clients.

 

Within two weeks of coming onto Moveable Feast’s meal service, clients schedule their first visit with one of our Registered Dietitians. Through home visits and phone counseling, our Registered Dietitians work with clients to create individualized nutrition plans. Through their work, they are able to use Medical Nutrition Therapy that helps our clients manage their illness, their medications and their medical treatments. Medically tailored meals (MTM) are meals approved by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) that reflect appropriate dietary therapy based on evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines to address a medical diagnosis, symptoms, allergies, medication management and side effects to ensure the best possible nutrition-related health outcomes.” -FIM Coalition

 

Our dietitians advise clients on how, when, and what to eat and drink ensure that the client’s’ medications can do their job and to improve our clients’ day to day life.

Through good nutrition, 83% of our clients have been able to maintain or improve their symptom management. To learn more about our work, click here. To support our clients through Medical Nutrition Therapy, click here.