Washing Dishes

Pre-rinse to get major food stuff off.
Wash completely in hot soapy water or dishwasher.
If hand washing, rinse in hot water with a small dose of Clorox.
DO NOT use abrasive cleanser, scouring pads, or any object that will scratch dishes.
It is very important that the dishes be COMPLETELY dry before being replaced in containers because the way they are stacked does not allow for further drying.
Count the items to make sure you are returning everything you borrowed.
Please email lmap@somra.org to let the volunteer host know if there are missing or broken items so they can be replaced.
Return clean and dry items in the original containers promptly so they are ready for the next use.

Laundering Linens

Please take the time to follow our laundering suggestions to ensure these items are ready for the next borrower to use. We want all our borrowers to be able to enjoy these durable cloth napkins and tablecloths in good condition.

Please use FRAGRANCE FREE laundry products.

Open and inspect each item for food and oil spots.
Treat all spots with a laundry stain remover.  This is very important since once an item has been dried it is almost impossible to get stains out.
Wash on warm with a fragrance free detergent.
Dry on warm with fragrance free dryer sheets.  Don’t crowd the dryer to avoid wrinkles.
Fold the items promptly.  Stack and smooth the napkins flat before you fold.
Please email lmap@somra.org to let the volunteer host know if there are missing or damaged items so they can be replaced.

To borrow items from Lend Me A Plate, here is what you agree to do to help make this free service work well for everyone.
You agree to return the same tableware items you borrowed, in clean condition, in the original containers, on the day and time specified.  Thank you.

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