MESH Report Jan 3, 2023

The team of Sarita Eisenberg, Lou Hammerman and Linda Ariel whipped up 30 meals and had them bagged and ready to go when Aileen Grossberg arrived at 4:45pm to bring them over to MESH.

The meal included baked tilapia in a Dijon-Lemon sauce, spinach rice, and roasted carrots. Each meal also included slices of Italian bread, Oreo cookies (always a hit), a cup of applesauce, a breakfast bar and water.

I had never made instant rice before and was a bit anxious about whether we would have enough (we cooked up an entire large box) and whether it would actually get cooked – but it came out perfectly with an overflowing serving spoonful for each meal.

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About 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:

For questions, contact Lynne or Aileen
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