Dinners are the fourth Sunday of each month at Urban Ministries, 410 Liberty St., Durham.
Since January 1992, members of Beth El, Judea Reform and Kol Haskallah have joined forces every month to cook and serve meals for the homeless and hungry in Durham. We usually feed nearly 200 men, women and children.
For each dinner, we need:
- 12 large tuna casseroles:
- 16 boxes of rotini (other noodles get mushy after being frozen, thawed and baked)
- 6 large cans of water-packed tuna, drained
- 12 cans of cream of mushroom soup (about 70 ounces and low sodium, if possible)
- 8 packages of frozen mixed vegetables
- 10 large cans of green beans (Costco sized)
- ~ 400 cookies (enough for two per person)
- 2-4 large bottles of salad dressing (Ranch seems to be the preference)
- 2 large cans of instant iced tea mix with sugar and lemon
- Large bags of grated cheddar or other cheese
- 2 jars of peanut butter and three jars of jelly
Directions for tuna casseroles:
Boil the noodles in a large pot of water until al dente or almost done. Drain and place in casserole. Add all other ingredients and mix well.
There is no need to cook the casseroles. Just cover tightly with lots of foil and transport to the Judea freezer. Please mark the date made and note that it is for the Community Cafe dinner. The other foods can be stored in Judea’s pantry or refrigerator.