Economic Development​

Economic development is the cornerstone of financial stability and self-sufficiency. As part of our unique and innovative approach, we operate commercially viable social enterprises—Warehouse and Packaging, Food Service and Catering Total Facilities Management, Mailroom Operations—that incorporate for-profit business concepts of supply and demand.

Food Service & Catering

We offer catering services for meetings and events with excellent competitively priced service for a variety of occasions. CWS has variety of catering menu options to fit our customer needs and we also offer delivery capability.    View our catering menu.

CWS operates a full-service cafeteria in Boston and provides meals for nearly 300 people daily. We offer outsource cafeteria management services for local businesses and nonprofits.


Baked Goods provided by CWS Catering

Mailroom Operation Services

We manage mailroom operations for several customers.  Services include: mailroom operation including inspection of incoming mail, routing, delivery of classified mail packages, certified mail, pick-up, sorting, handling and security of mail items.

We provide reliable, efficient and flexible services at competitive rates. Services can be provided one-time, daily, weekly, or monthly segments.

We offer the following services:


Total Facilities Management

Packaging and Fulfillment Center

Community Work Services has more than 100 years of experience providing businesses with outstanding customized fulfillment solutions. Our combination of well-trained and supervised workforce enables CWS to complete each project with competitive pricing and rapid turnaround. Our skilled workforce will customize services to fit your requirements, and no project is too large or too small to handle. Mobile work crews are available if needed. We offer a variety of services, including: Packaging, Assembly, Food Packaging, Mailing Services, Commercial Sewing Services, and Quality Inspection.

Outsourcing with Community Work Services (CWS) helps you grow your business while restraining payroll and overhead costs. In addition, by partnering with CWS you help us with our mission of empowering individuals living in poverty to transform their lives through job training and employment services.

We eliminate the high costs of employee benefits and employee turnover by doing the work for you.

We focus on helping others and provide a dedicated and dependable staff.

We have food production equipment, storage facilities and shipping/receiving capabilities.

We have strategic partnerships that have grown their business while supporting our mission and providing a positive impact in the community.

We have a great location near the downtown, Boston area.

We are a Nonprofit Organization founded in 1877 that is deeply entrenched in the community.

We offer:

  • Box assembly

  • Medical kit assembly

  • Order fulfillment

  • Weighing

  • Bagging

  • Bulk mail

  • Folding, sealing, sorting, and bundling

  • Packaging of small parts

  • Inventory control and warehousing

  • Labeling

  • Hand counting and insertion

  • Automated bag sealing

  • Food processing from raw materials to finished product

  • Shipping/Receiving

  • Sewing

Community Work Services will help you delegate your operations and functions to a proven partner. We have many business partners who were glad they were able to contract our services at such a reasonable expense while they had the freedom to invest in their core strategies and accelerate the growth of their brand. We help businesses to be the best they can be and work collaboratively to tailor solutions aligned with your business goals. We care about your success and look forward to working with you.

Many companies, established and new, rely on CWS to fulfill their outsourcing needs. Our current partners include: Panorama Foods, Project Bread, Internal Revenue Service, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, PerkinElmer, Marble Harbor Investments, Trillium Investments, Mightier, and Ivyees.

See what CWS can do for you!

For inquiries, please contact Brian O’Connor, Fulfillment Center Manager at 617-910-5157