Charitable event held in Andover, MA, generates $16,550 for the Boston Rescue Mission


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, 2016.

The charitable event, held at Andover Country Club in Andover, MA 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 Eric Grenfell-Muir, manager of information, 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, MA. “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”.

The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, signed into law on October 1, 1996, provides national liability protection to citizens, businesses and nonprofit organizations that act in good faith to donate, recover and distribute excess food. To learn more about food recovery in Massachusetts visit

The annual golf outing event is one of two large charity fundraisers organized by the Northeast Chapter of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI). For more information, contact FCSI Northeast Chapter Secretary, Chandra Comfort at (781) 826-5522.


Pictured (L-R): Jim Whiffen, John Worcester, Eric Grenfell-Muir, Chandra Comfort, Tom McArdle, Ed Arons, Jack Crowley

Credit: Dana Siles, Photographer (NE NACE Community Service Chair)


Further information:


The Boston Rescue Mission, established in 1899 has been caring for people who are poor and homeless for than 115 years. Today The Mission continues to aid the homeless and poor to self-sufficiency by assisting women and men in confronting and overcoming the root causes of their homelessness. The Mission provides basic life necessities such as food and shelter as well as social service programs. The goal is to provide the homeless and poor with the support, training and resources necessary to sustain independent living for a lifetime.


The National Association for Catering and Events, the oldest and largest professional association in the catering and events industry is uniquely positioned to make Feeding Our Neighbors a reality in New England and hopefully throughout the country. The New England chapter strives to increase awareness of the Bill Emerson Act and to set up partnerships between venues, caterers and food rescue operations to make event food donation an industry-wide best practice.


Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) is a worldwide organization of men and women offering design and management-consulting services specialized in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Its members are held to strict ethical standards and codes of conduct earning them recognition as industry experts.


Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) is a professional trade association comprised of independent sales agencies and manufacturers of commercial foodservice equipment, supplies, tabletop and furniture.

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