A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Red Cross Volunteers Learn Disaster Kitchen Operations

Merri-Makers Caterers is providing space at its Raritan Center facility this weekend for the American Red Cross to provide disaster kitchen training to its volunteers. Almost two  dozen men and women from our communities are spending Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning learning how to handle food services when they are called to volunteer at a Red Cross disaster shelter.  Donations to the Red Cross supported the purchase of the Spirit of America, a mobile food services center on hand for the training. Below are some photographs of the rig and this weekend's training event.

Red Cross volunteers arriving Saturday morning from regional chapters throughout the State of New Jersey
Spirit of America - rig parked outside Merrimakers at Raritan Center
Spirit of America - closeup of side panel message
Classroom in Merrimakers warehouse
Spirit of America - food service work area
Spirit of America - food processor
Spirit of America - stacked ovens
Merri-makers tour for Red Cross trainees learning about commercial food preparation and service


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