The Soup Kitchen (TSK) Celebrates Its Volunteers

The Soup Kitchen (TSK) Celebrates Its Volunteers

Boynton Beach, FL, November 16, 2014 — Every year, TSK takes time to recognize the individuals who make things happen – it’s Volunteers.

The annual Volunteers Recognition Brunch took place Sunday with nearly 200 feasting on a special meal. Converting the actual kitchen to a festive environment was no easy feat and under the direction of Marlene Mejia, it was magically transformed into an ambience perfect for a celebration feast.  An amazing buffet prepared by lead Chef Sid Binstock was accompanied by music from The Notables, dancing and giveaways.  “It’s a beautiful day”, said Enrique Zuanetto – Executive Director.  “The Soup Kitchen can do what it does because of your giving heart. We are blessed to have so many of you dedicated to our mission. Thank you, for making our kitchen numero uno”.

Claire Ramlall, a 15+ year volunteer graced the audience with a story of a child whose fancy dinner continuously came from a soup kitchen.

Rhoda Fliss, President of the TSK Board of Directors, also thanked volunteers, “On behalf of the board of directors, I want to thank you for without your help, this kitchen would not function. My wish is that we are all here together again next year to celebrate this annual occasion.”

Marlene Mejia, board member and chair of the Events Committee, thanked the individuals who volunteered to make the event special: the decorating committee, the cooks, her husband – Herman, servers and the bartenders.  In addition, she and Enrique Zuanetto presented the anniversary pins:

  • Volunteers receiving 5 year pins:  Len Cohen, Flora Farshadi, Carol Gibelli, Esta Grollman, Judy Stern
  • Volunteers receiving 10 year pins: George Bacalos, Olga Bacalos, Jack Kronz
  • Volunteers receiving 15 year pins: Ann Eastwick, Dan Kaplowitz, Jack Perlmutter, Pearl Perlmutter, Mavis Short
  • Volunteers receiving 20 year pins: Carol Corenthal, Ann Rosenberg

A special recognition was bestowed on Elaine Finkelstein who received a pin for her continuously dedicated service to TSK of 30 years.

What makes TSK special?  Our Volunteers!  We are blessed to have so many who give of their time to serve others.







About The Soup Kitchen (TSK)
Established in 1983 and now in its 31st year, The Soup Kitchen is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to help the less fortunate members of our community.  This includes the elderly, unemployed, underemployed, poor and homeless – women, men and children.  TSK feeds the hungry and assists in keeping families together by providing them nourishment, clothing and education. TSK provides meals at no cost to its guests and is sustained by generous contributions of donors and community partners.  To learn more about the miracles that happen at TSK visit:

Press Contact:  Sonia M. Green,, 954.348.4148