MESH Café & Overnight Respite

Submitted by: Enola Romano, Montclair Public Library, Apr 7, 2015
General Information

Service Types: 

  • Soup Kitchens
  • Shelters

County (Counties) Served: 

  • ESSEX

Mesh Cafe

During the fall, winter and spring months, Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless (MESH) partners with churches and synagogues in the Montclair community to serve thousands of nourishing evening meals for homeless and near-homeless residents of Montclair. The concept, MESH Café, includes not only nourishing food but also dinner conversations with individuals and families from our community.

The MESH Café evening meal program occurs nightly, Monday through Saturday, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  All Cafes personalize their delivery of hearty meals, comfort and inspirational conversation but often included with the meals are essential personal items, daily newspapers, live music, and wellness check-ins. From September to June,  the Cafes  feature an evening  meal consisting of an appetizer, salad,  entree and dessert  During the summer months of July and August,  the MESH Cafe operates three days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) featuring a lighter fare of salads, sandwiches, casseroles and fruits. The MESH Cafes closes for vacation beginning the fourth Monday of August and re-opens on the second Monday in September each year.

Check MESH Café Daily Dinner Locations online: http://www.meshmontclair.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&i...

Overnight Respite

 

When temperatures drop to 20 degrees or below during the cold weather season or rise above 100 degrees during the warm weather season, MESH provides overnight respite for its neediest neighbors.

Montclair, NJ

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