Please take the time to follow these suggestions to ensure these items are ready for the next borrower to use. We want all our borrowers to be able to enjoy all items in good, clean condition.
Lend Me A Plate is a free service, only made possible by your agreement to the following:

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 then sanitize in a bleach/water solution (1tablespoon of bleach to 1 gallon of water).
  • 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. Once stacked, dishes will not dry further.
  • 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 use FRAGRANCE FREE laundry products.
  • After your event and before laundering, please inspect each piece of linen for any stains.
  • 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. To avoid wrinkles, don’t crowd the dryer.
  • Fold the items promptly. Stack and smooth the napkins flat before you fold them.
Please email lmap@somra.org to let the volunteer host know if there are missing or damaged items so they can be replaced.
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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