Mesh Cafe May 1, 2018


From Captain Alex Kent:

On the gorgeous first day of May, Shomrei’s MESH cafe fed a full house of 24 guests.  Shomrei member and Pre-School parent Melissa Elbaum was the chef, and she was ably assisted by a skeleton crew, who nonetheless pulled off the meal with no snafus.  Thanks to Melissa’s preparation and organization, the meal was good to go with apple chopping and other help from our regular MESH teens Amalia and Sarah.  Other than that, helpers included Chief dishwasher Captain Alex Kent, and the MESH staff of Adrienne, Mr. Tyson, and security guard Mary.  

The tasty, healthy meal included a green salad with lots of goodies; Apples, almonds, cucumbers, carrots, and shaved parmesan with a balsamic dressing.  That came with challah and spread.  The main course was salmon with teriyaki sauce, rice and green peas, and cauliflower and butter.  Dessert was a very colorful fresh fruit salad with green and red grapes, blueberries, and cantaloupe, accompanied by chocolate chip cookies.   We definitely need Melissa back for an encore!
Calling all Captains and Cooks!
We need you!  The schedule is totally blank going forward.  As you can see from the reports we tend to have a wealth of helpers to serve, etc. but a small handful of volunteers taking responsibility for preparing the food.  Please signup at the link or email below.

About MESH:

The MESH Cafe (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless) is a cooperative effort between the MESH organization and local synagogues and churches.  Volunteers at each institution cook and serve hearty, nutritious meals for the hungry. Shomrei’s turn is on Tuesday nights. A good meal, and perhaps as important, social interaction and companionship offer respite to those who need it. Please help fulfill this crucial mitzvah by volunteering.

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Alex Kent

Alex Kent

Alex Kent is a long time Shomrei member.She volunteers for Mesh Cafe (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homless), IHN (Interfaith Hospitality Network - Housing Homeless Families) and the Shomrei Mensch Squad (a congregant to congregant help-squad).
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