MESH Report February 27, 2024

A most efficient crew prepared and packed Chef Sarita’s hearty, tasty and nutritious BBQ Chicken Feast for 50 in a repeat record time of 2 hours. The A+ Team included Captain Sarita Eisenberg, #1 First Mate Lou Hammerman, and First Class crew members Linda Ariel, Susan Rosenblatt and Lynne Kurzweil.

The meal consisted of BBQ chicken legs baked in Sarita’s homemade sauce, fresh cut roasted potatoes and semi-homemade coleslaw. Collin Brooks and his baking companions whipped up chocolate chip cookies and added in black and white Oreos to the ziplock bag for good measure. Fruit, bread and a water bottle rounded out the meal.

In actuality, the most time-consuming part of preparing this meal is the packing. This team has it down to a science!

Of special note – the Fooderie gave a 25% discount on the chicken. Be sure to thank the Fooderie for their generosity if you happen to shop there.

Lynne transported the meal bags to The Office where the MESH staff and volunteers gratefully accepted our contribution.

If you would like to help us in this effort, we provide meals on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. You can sign up at:

Additionally, MESH serves 6 nights a week, Monday through Saturday, at 619 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, the sight of the old Office Restaurant. They always welcome volunteers to help serve and interact with the guests.


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.

Shomrei is providing 50 MESH meals on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.  We need helpers to prepare and pack. Please help fulfill this crucial mitzvah by volunteering to help with food preparation or bagging. Volunteers are also welcomed to help serve at the MESH site, 619 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair- the site of the former Office Restaurant. MESH provides dinner 6 nights a week, Monday through Saturday, 4:30-6:30 pm.

Sign up to help at: or to make a donation at:

For questions, contact Lynne or Aileen
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