On Wednesday, February 27, attorneys Josh Levitt and Collin Doane prepared a dinner for the residents of the Bethany House. Christian Cassera, Appellate Court Attorney at New York’s Appellate Division, Fourth Department, also helped prepare the meal.
On the menu Wednesday evening was Collin’s award-winning (First Place in Lacy Katzen’s 2018 Cook Off) polpettone stuffed with provolone, prosciutto, spinach, and hard-boiled egg. The polpettone was served with homemade red sauce, roasted asparagus, Italian-style potatoes, and a garden salad.
After the meal was served, the residents invited the chefs to sit and eat with them, to which they happily accepted. The residents reported that the meal was excellent and invited Josh, Collin, and Christian back to cook again! The evening was filled with great food and many laughs, and Josh, Collin, and Christian were happy to have the opportunity to spend time with the wonderful and welcoming residents of Bethany House.
Bethany House serves the needs of women and children in the city, county, and state by providing them with safe housing. It first opened its doors to homeless women and their children in 1977. Along with operating as an emergency shelter, Bethany House also operates as an emergency food cupboard for women and children and as a drop-in center for women and children during daytime hours Monday – Friday. Women are welcomed to drop in for support, encouragement, advocacy, friendship and comfort as the need arises in their daily life.