Congregation Beth Emeth

Sunday 31 March 2019: Hypothermia Prevention Dinner (Embry Rucker Community Shelter)

Food Donations and Volunteers needed!

The last of our 4 Hypothermia-prevention dinners of the season is on Sunday March 31 for  120 guests at the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, 11975 Bowman Towne Drive Reston, VA 20190 (next to the Reston Public Library). For this event we have partnered with our neighbors at Shoreshim, a Havurah in Reston founded more than 40 years ago. Thank you Jan Pohl for being the CBE lead.

Please sign up below to donate food items, which need to be dropped off by 3:30 pm Sunday at the Embry Rucker Community Shelter. If this is inconvenient, please contact Jan Pohl at [email protected] to make other arrangements. The food should already be cut up and cooked when dropped off, and will be kept warm or reheated at the shelter:

For those of you volunteering to serve dinner to our guests, please note the following:

  • Some parking is available at the shelter, but if full, the library parking lot is also available for use.
  • Please plan to arrive by 4:00 pm to set up for serving. Dinner will be served beginning at 4:45 pm. You should be finished by 7 pm.
  • Volunteers must be 18 years or older and will need to fill in a volunteer application form upon arrival.
  • Volunteers should bring and must wear head covering such as a baseball hat.

Thank you for helping the homeless in these cold and wintry times.

Questions? Contact Jan Pohl at [email protected]

Date: 03/31/2019 (Sun.)

Created by:   Ted Benjamin
 
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Location Time (EDT) Available Slot
Dinner Food Donation: Embry Rucker Community Shelter (label your donation as being for the "Beth Emeth dinner event")  3:30pm - 3:45pm  

Two Roasted Chickens, cut up and quartered (will provide for 8 servings) (15)

Please double the number of chickens if bringing small chickens often found in ready-roasted (such as at Giant and Costco). Some Giant stores will cut up the chicken for you if you ask.

 
4 of 15 slots filled
Valerie Rubin (4)

Roasted potatoes for 10 servings (12)

 
5 of 12 slots filled
Jan Woodhead (5)

Steamed fresh or frozen vegetable (broccoli is a favorite) for 10 servings (12)

 
4 of 12 slots filled
Robin Schulman (4)

Brownies for 10 (12)

 
Table Centerpieces for dinner: Embry Rucker Community Shelter  3:30pm - 3:45pm  

Provide goodies for centerpieces - Goldfish (2)

Costco sells pack of 45 for $11.59

 
All slots filled
Kay Shear
Susan Berger
Will bring to Mitzvah Day in the AM

Provide goodies for centerpieces - Peanut Butter crackers (2)

Costco sells pack of 45 for $6.99

 
All slots filled
Susan Berger (2)
Will bring to Mitzvah Day in the AM
Dinner Captain: Embry Rucker Shelter  3:30pm - 7:00pm  

Dinner Captain

Manage dinner. Arrive at 3:30 pm to receive food donations

 
Jan Pohl
Volunteer to serve dinner: Embry Rucker Community Shelter  4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Serve Dinner and Clean up (6)

Work in kitchen to serve dinner to our guests and clean up afterwards. Volunteers should arrive by 4:00 pm. (Volunteers must wear head covering like baseball hats, etc.)

 
All slots filled
Gail Greenberg
Steven Pregozen
Debbie Brandolph (2)
Debbie Smith (2)
Gary and Debbie Smith


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