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FCSI and MAFSI Host Golf Benefit

FCSI-MAFSI Donation to Boston Rescue Mission_2016

Jim Whiffen, John Worcester, Eric Grenfell-Muir, Chandra Comfort, Tom McArdle, Ed Arons, Jack Crowley / photo: Dana Siles, Photographer (NE NACE Community Service Chair)

Rockland, MA- The Northeast Chapters of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) and Manufacturers Agents for Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) celebrated their 43rd annual golf outing and reception on June 6.

The charitable event, held at Andover Country Club, welcomed 134 participants, an additional 21 dinner attendees, and 81 tee sign sponsors, generating a total of $16,550 for the Boston Rescue Mission.

“Boston Rescue Mission is grateful and honored to have the attention of both FCSI and MAFSI,” said manager of information, Eric Grenfell-Muir, as he accepted the donation. In addition to offering warm meals and a safe place to sleep, the mission actively participates in food recovery in and around Boston.

Working in partnership with Feeding Our Neighbors, a New England NACE initiative, the monies will help to outfit existing vans with safe and reliable refrigeration to allow an expanded radius of food rescue in and beyond the city. Additional funds will help the mission to purchase an upgraded food transport van.

“Knowledge is power,” said the event’s chief organizer, Jim Whiffen, FCSI golf committee member and president of Fountainhead Foodservice Group in Burlington. “Over 130 people will leave here today aware of the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act; information that has the power to change many people’s lives.