One of the interesting things about the privilege of serving on a jury is the chance to meet new people who are engaged in important projects. Barb Geisman sent me a note from Sr. Rose McLarney. Barb and Sr. Rose met in the jury room a few months ago.
Sr. Rose is executive director of the Center for Women in Transition, a non-profit group that is working with local immigrants and women recently released from prison. In partnership with the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program and the Refugee Ministry of Provident, the Center has founded the One World Neighborhood Café, a catering service providing international cuisine box meals with menu choices from five continents. The Cafe hires socially and economically marginalized ex-offender and immigrant women, promoting and celebrating the benefits of their racial and ethnic diversity and creating access to meaningful jobs that pay a living wage.
Helping ex-offenders get their lives back on track is one of our most pressing crime-related initiatives. I am asking City departments to consider ordering from the Café, if they need 10 or more meals for an event. Will you also consider doing so, too?
Check out the One World Neighborhood Cafe’s menu here (pdf).