MESH Report January 23, 2024

We had a very efficient crew today. Very experienced MESH volunteers and packing experts, Susan Rosenblatt and Alex Kent felt like they were cheated out of their volunteer hours by finishing so early.

Lynne Tapper and chef Fern prepared the meal:
Baked Salmon with homemade Tzatziki
Cous Cous Salad made with cous cous, cucumbers, peppers, cherry tomatoes, garbanzo beans, and black olives

Huge shout out to Collin for preparing the dessert bags.

The dinner bag was additionally filled with a roll, clementine, breakfast bar and a bottle of water

Special and huge thank you to Lynne Kurzweil for delivering the dinner bags to the Office and to Liza Friedman, first time MESH volunteer, who helped greet guests and distribute meals at The Office. Liza commented “It was super easy and the women were so kind. I’m definitely going to volunteer there more.”

An amazing group of volunteers.

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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.

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For questions, contact Lynne or Aileen
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