Kiwanis Club cooks for Homeless Solutions

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Parsippany High School Key Club member Jacob Meth received a certificate of appreciation for all the volunteering efforts

PARSIPPANY — Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany once again cooked at Homeless Solutions. Every month members of the Kiwanis volunteer to prepare a delicious fresh cooked meal.

This month the Meth family prepared dinner. Gordon Meth started his Saturday by shopping for food.

Gordon’s sons, both Parsippany High School Key Club members, Kyle and Jacob, joined at Homeless Solutions and prepared dinner for the guests in the transitional housing program. The Meth’s prepared a fresh fruit salad, tossed salad with numerous dressings, baked ziti with meatballs and rolls and served chocolate cake for dessert. They also served iced tea and coffee. Other volunteer groups such as St. Ann’s Church, Kiwanis Club of Morristown prepares dinner for the shelter on other days of the month. Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany has been providing meals to Homeless Solutions for the past eleven years.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany volunteers cook dinner the fourth Saturday of every month. For approximately $180 of groceries purchased by the Club, they provide fresh fruit salad (cantaloupe, grapes, honey melon, and strawberries), tossed salad, baked ziti, meatballs, dinner rolls, coffee, ice tea, and chocolate cake to over 50 people (Approximate cost is $3.50 per meal). A team of 3-5 volunteers cook for two hours, and serve the guests for one hour. Talk about a great low cost – high impact service project!

President Frank Cahill said “On behalf of the members of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany we thank Kyle and Jacob for being part of Key Club and making a difference in our community.”

Gordon Meth, past New Jersey District Governor, Past President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany was named 2014 Kiwanian of the Year and also is a George F. Hixon Fellowship Recipient.

Parsippany High School Key Club member Kyle Meth received a certificate of appreciation for all the volunteering efforts. Kyle is opening the cans of tomato sauce used in preparing the homemade baked ziti.
Parsippany High School Key Club member Jacob Meth received a certificate of appreciation for all the volunteering efforts. Jacob is cutting strawberries to add to the cantaloupe, grapes and honey melon to complete the fresh fruit salad
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill, Kiwanis Key Club members Kyle Meth and Jacob Meth, and Gordon Meth

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, with over 53 members, meets weekly on Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at Empire Diner, 1315 Route 46. Join us for breakfast and get involved and help us make a difference in our community.

For a complete member listing, click here.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany would also like to thank their Mission Partners. One hundred percent of the Mission Partnership contribution is allocated to one or more of the programs supported by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany. The club’s mission is: “to change the world one child and one community at a time.”

The programs sponsored by Kiwanis include: sponsored youth clubs serving over 400 students (Key Clubs in both high schools, Builders Clubs in the middle schools, and K-Kids Clubs in nine elementary schools),  Parsippany Day Care Center; Parsippany Library; and numerous other 501(c)3 organizations that serve children and families.  In addition to children’s needs, they meet the basic needs of the less fortunate families in our community by providing food and food gift cards, toiletry items, and blankets by working with the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Community Center. The Club supports state and national organizations that serve the needs of children and their families.

Click here to visit the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany website.

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