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Still Cooking: Members Provide Meals for the Catholic Multicultural Center

10/12/2020 05:37:15 PM


by Sue Levy

One of the greatest antidotes to my pandemic blues is knowing what a committed and giving community Temple Beth El is. Since April, in just one of our several food programs, TBE volunteers have helped the Catholic Multicultural Center provide nearly 1,000 meals to individuals on Madison’s south side who are in need or experiencing homelessness. More than 20 different individuals have stepped forward at different times to cook a meal, and some are cooking meals regularly twice a month. Whether you have the time and resources to cook every month or simply want to contribute as you can, your help is welcome! 

Each TBE volunteer cooks a hot dish of about 20 servings at home, using a recipe for that week. The recipe takes 1.5–2.5 hours to prepare (depending on which recipe we use) and costs about $20–$40 (depending on the recipe and where you shop). A volunteer collects all the cooked food from various front steps in a ”no contact” exchange and takes it to the Catholic Multicultural Center on Beld Street. The center staff then package the meals into takeout containers and hand it out to 80–100 hungry folks. The food can be prepared on Tuesday and refrigerated or can be cooked Wednesday morning.

Please join us in this effort to feed people in need during this crisis. Sign up for one or more meals on Signup GeniusWe will send a recipe to each cook at least a week prior to the delivery date. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Levy at 608-273-4527.

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