MESH Report October 24 2023

Chef Fern and Super Packer Shirley led MESH today with lots of help from Rachel Kanter and first timer Romy Rost.

A mediterranean dinner was prepared featuring:
Roasted Salmon with a yoghurt mint sauce; Cous Cous Salad made with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, garbanzo beans, peppers and Clementines.

Thank you to Megan and Michael for donating the leftover desserts and bread from their wonderful kiddush lunch this past Saturday. This rounded out the meal along with a bottle of water.

Rabbi Julie and Shirley volunteered to be the delivery driver to bring the food to the Office and to help serve.  Here’s a quote from Shirley about their experience today:

“Rabbi Julie and I got to MESH before 5:30pm and Patricia was thrilled to see us!  We were welcomed, and we helped unpack the bags along with the tons of desserts from the Bar Mitzvah. Then Patricia gave us a tour of the facility—they have built up quite a center there—it’s great. Glad to have seen it. Another wonderful Shomrei experience.”

A great crew and many thanks to all.

We are still in need of volunteers to help prepare our twice monthly 50 meals. People willing to be captains are especially needed.

Please think of volunteering in the kitchen, delivering and serving food at MESH’s site at the Office Restaurant, or making a donation to Shomrei’s MESH fund. Feeding a family for $25. Feed the crowd for $360.

Please see the Sign Up Genius for future dates:


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. 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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