It was frigid outside but warm – even hot – in the Shomrei kitchen as Chef Sarita Eisenberg prepared 20 meals with assistance from Shirley Grill and Susan Rosenblatt and special thanks to Lou Hammerman for doing the shopping.
The meal consisted of a tuna burger on a whole wheat bun with sides of roasted baby carrots and corn salad. For dessert there was a banana and clementine and various sweet treats (cookies, pastries and muffins); and there was also a granola bar for the morning.
Shirley took the lead getting the food packed to go with assistance from Susan and Sarita. A huge thank you to Susan for taking care of the clean-up.
This was my first time cooking for MESH since we closed our MESH cafe for the pandemic. It felt really good to be back in the Shomrei kitchen, although it is a bit different without our guests being there.
If you would like to volunteer to help out with MESH, checkout the signup: www.shomrei.org/mesh
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. While in-person service has been discontinued, we are providing hearty, nutritious take-out meals for the hungry. Shomrei’s turn is on Tuesday nights. Please help fulfill this crucial mitzvah by volunteering to help with food preparation or bagging or by making a donation at: shomrei.org/donate.
For questions, contact Lynne or Aileen