Dinners are the 4th Sunday of each month!
Since January 1992, members of Beth El and Judea Reform have joined forces every month to cook and serve meals for the homeless and hungry in Durham. We usually feed over 200 men, women and children.
For each dinner, we need:
- 12 large tuna casseroles:
- 2 lbs. of rotini (other noodles get mushy after being frozen, thawed and baked)
- About 42 ounces of water packed tuna, drained
- 7 cans of cream of mushroom soup (about 70 ounces and low sodium, if possible)
- 8 carrots and 8 stalks of celery, diced
- 14-15 large cans of green beans (Costco sized)
- ~ 400 cookies (enough for 2/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
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 their pantry or refrigerator.
Besides making casseroles, Beth El’s commitment is to provide servers for the community meal on the fourth Sunday of each month (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm). If you are interested in participating in this community service project, please contact Erica Rapport Gringle or the Beth El office. Pre-teens through adults can serve and younger children can help with preparation, so this is a great mitzvah to do with your kids.