MESH Report June 25, 2024

For this last MESH of the year, cook Sarita Eisenberg and her team of Lou Hammerman and Linda Ariel were joined by Risa Bernstein and Carole Rothman. Menu was our usual barbecue chicken legs and roasted potatoes with a side of salad, cookies and fruit cups.

Lou started out, as he always does, lining roasting trays with aluminum foil and parchment paper – his tried-and-true method for ensuring that the food does not stick to the pans and that the pans are easy to clean.

He and Risa cut up and seasoned the potatoes while Carole helped Sarita chop up the salad.

Linda prepared the barbecue sauce and mixed in the chicken, ensuring that every piece was well coated. After finishing the potatoes, Risa joined her in mixing the chicken, declaring it to be therapeutic.

Lynn Kurzweil picked up the packed food for delivery to the Office.

We’re looking forward to resuming MESH in September.

Message from MESH Co-Chair. Lynne Kurzweil

This is the final report until we resume operations in September. For the months of July and August, Shomrei is donating $1000 to MESH to help defray the cost of providing meals over the summer. Shomrei will continue to offer any leftover food from our events. Aileen Grossberg graciously monitors what we have and arranges to bring it to The Office at 619 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, where MESH serves 50-75 people 6 nights a week (Monday -Saturday). Joe Granger, MESH Executive Director, welcomes the extra food with open arms. If you have leftover platters or catering in your home and you would like to donate it to MESH, please call Joe at 917-828-7024 to make arrangements.


About MESH:

The Carol Starr MESH Cafe at Shomrei (Montclair Emergency Services for Hope) is a cooperative effort between the MESH organization and local synagogues and churches.

Volunteer at Shomrei
Shomrei provides 50 meals to MESH on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. We need volunteers to help prepare and pack the food.
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Volunteer at the MESH Site
Volunteers are also welcome to help serve food 6 nights a week, Monday through Saturday, 4:30-6:30 pm at the MESH site, 619 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair.
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Monetary Donations
If you can’t help in-person, please consider a donation to help fund this important service.
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Questions? Contact Lynne or Aileen:
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