Tim Mercado
Executive Chef

Healthy Meals

The Neighborhood House serves over 390,000 meals annually, 365 days a year, through our two senior centers, Women’s Mental Health Shelter at the Park Avenue Armory, Head Start program, after school, summer camp and the CARE Program for older adults living with late stage dementia. 

The Neighborhood House has transformed our institutional food services to a farm-to-table model so that our low-income clients can eat, access and learn to use healthy, fresh, locally sourced and sustainable foods to improve their overall health and well-being.  Our Food Services team now serves more than 90% fresh produce (roughly 40% of it locally sourced), locally grown and milled whole grains and sustainably harvested fish and local organic meat in creative menus, with selections such as fresh pollock from the Gulf of Maine, chicken and pumpkin stew, quinoa pilaf and – most local of all – salad made with arugula harvested from our Green Roof and Garden.