MESH Report Jan 4, 2022

Chef Fern prepared her famous meatballs with mashed potatoes and Moroccan Carrot Salad. Accompanied by a delicious challah roll, clementines, fudge roll for dessert and a breakfast bar and water. Falafel balls were on hand for our vegetarians. Alex Kent was the able warmer and packer with some assistance from Lynne Kurzweil. Mr Tyson picked up at 3:45 pm for distribution. Continue reading

MESH Report Dec 28, 2021

On the cusp of the new year, the Carol Starr MESH Cafe, with chef Aileen Grossberg in charge of the kitchen, served 20 nutritious, delicious meals.  The meal consisted of a colorful mixed green salad with accents of purple cabbage, yellow peppers and red tomatoes in a creamy ranch dressing. The entree was one of our guests favorite preparations – maple-soy baked salmon accompanied by jambalaya rice with green peas. A fresh whole wheat roll and a cookie dessert duo -one a chunky chocolate chip and the other a chewy oatmeal cranberry -rounded out the meal. Seasonal clementines, a bottle of water and a breakfast bar helped fill the takeaway bag. Continue reading

MESH Report Dec 7, 2021

Chief chef and leftover maven Aileen Grossberg, with the expert assistance of salad maker Barbara Gollob and all round kitchen expert Susan Rosenblatt, overcame technical difficulties and prepared twenty meals of tossed salad, thyme flavored carrots, meatloaf surprise* with potato topping, clementines, cookies and the usual bottle of water. Vegetarians were accommodated with veggie burgers and mashed potatoes and carrots. Teen helper Collin provided crescent rolls. Continue reading

Little Food Pantry Arrives at Shomrei

Shomrei is now the 7th site in Montclair for a Little Food Pantry. The Pantry is based on a simple rule: Take what you need and donate what you can. This provides another way for Shomrei members to help people experiencing food insecurity. We invite you to donate non-perishable food in cans or boxes (no glass and no expired food, please!).

We are looking for volunteers to keep our pantry in good shape. This would involve checking the pantry to remove expired food and perishable food and sometimes restocking with extra food stored in a closet inside the building. Please contact Sarita Eisenberg (email hidden; JavaScript is required) if you are interested and for more information.

Sarita Eisenberg & Audrey Levitin,
Co-Chairpersons, Social Action Committee