Ahead of Thanksgiving, 40 volunteers with Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty served 50 low-income seniors at Met Council’s Linda and Jerome Spitzer Residence. By partnering with Met Council, the volunteers are empowered to make an immediate and direct impact on the lives of our clients. The joyful holiday meal, included: Turkey and gravy, chopped salad with honey mustard dressing, maple roasted Brussels sprouts and parsnips and crustless sweet potato pie
The dinner was part of Met Council’s year-round Senior Lunch Program. Every Sunday, Met Council volunteers serve senior residents at The Linda and Jerome Spitzer Residence. The Senior Lunch Program ensures that our low income clients receive a hot, nutritional meal. It provides them with a social network of volunteers, as well as fosters a sense of community in the housing sites so that residents get to know their neighbors.