The Carol Starr MESH Cafe served 22 very grateful guests. Not only did our guests leave with a full stomach but our volunteers left with a full heart. Teen volunteers thanked me for “allowing” them to donate their time to help cook and serve. Adult volunteers took out calendars so they could commit to the next night to volunteer. Captain Fern left feeling like the world could be repaired after how grateful our volunteers were for the opportunity to cook and serve our guests
The Carol Starr MESH Cafe at Shomrei (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.
To sign up to help, go to shomrei.org/mesh.