Members of the Rake and Hoe Garden Club of Westfield made 50 mini floral arrangements to accompany the Mobile Meals delivered on Sept. 18.  The club has performed this service twice a year in the Spring and the Fall for almost 50 years.

Club members usually get together to make the floral arrangements, but this year, due to concerns about COVID-9 each member made three to five arrangements at home using pre-assembled kits and plant material from their own gardens. Each kit contained a plastic detergent bottle-top (to hold the arrangement), floral foam, directions for the size of the arrangement and the delivery deadline.

These colorful small arrangements are much appreciated by the clients who look forward to receiving them. One recipient told the club that she placed the arrangement on her kitchen window sill and when she saw the arrangement every day it brought her happiness and made her realize that she was not alone and that others think of her and care. 

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Mobile Meals of Westfield is a voluntary, non-profit program that provides home-delivered meals to those who are unable to shop and prepare their own meals on either a temporary or permanent basis. It is available to residents of Westfield and surrounding communities including Mountainside, Fanwood, Scotch Plains, Clark and Cranford.  For more information, call 908-233-6146.

The Rake and Hoe Garden Club is affiliated with the Garden Club of New Jersey and the National Garden Club, Inc. Currently, the club meets online on the second Wednesday of the month at noon. Membership is open to residents of Westfield and surrounding towns. For more information, call Beth Siano 908-233 4150 or visit the club’s website, rakeandhoe.org or Facebook page.