The MESH Cafe served 26 guests this evening. It was an haute cuisine meal prepared by Barbara Lesser and Carolyn Lack. The feast began with Carrot/Orange soup, with bread and butter, followed by steelhead trout with a strawberry glaze, served over bulgur, and accompanied by a stir fry of onions, peppers, and green beans. Carolyn baked banana nut bread for dessert, served with fresh pineapple. It looked and smelled delicious! Our helpers included Shomrei’s Gus and Siona, along with Lexie and Shannon from Montclair State. Rachel Kanter did lots of dishes, and was an all around helper. Bonny and Adrienne from MESH rounded out the team. Our guests were very appreciative as always.
PS..Some very nice thoughts about MESH by Gus (one of our Shomrei teens):
MESH has been a truly eye-opening experience for me. On my first day there, the staff treated me as if I’d been helping them for years. In fact, integrating into the group of helpers was scarcely a process; it was something that was done, quickly and warmly, and never looked back on. Overall, there’s a really positive atmosphere. Everyone’s motive are clear and simple: they want to help. That spirit of kindness and assistance permeates every aspect of the program. MESH has been a fantastic experience, and the knowledge that I will be tangibly helping those in need, with some genuinely wonderful people by my side, keeps me coming there week-in and week-out.
To help out with MESH? Go to: shomrei.org/volunteer