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Local Volunteer Opportunity @ Church of the Ascension

The holidays are over, but now that the swell of volunteers has come and gone, extra hands are always needed. The Church of the Ascension (127 Kent St) is moving their Hunger Program to Saturdays, serving meals for over 80 men and women in need every week. Volunteers (including children of all ages) can chip in from 9am to 1:15pm, with the option for early or late shifts.  Don’t be deferred by the Church location; you don’t have to be Catholic, or any religion for that matter, to participate.

Father John Merz (not Misty) explained, “Greenpointers know about the needs of our community. Everyday we run into familiar faces in our neighborhood who don’t have enough to eat. Our team of volunteers work to provide a meal, a warm space and hospitality to these familiar faces.”

So if you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to be a better person or do good deeds or all of the above, this is your chance.

Register for a time slot here. And check out their site for more info about the program.

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Let’s ALL eat like pigs today! #feedpeople

Isn’t it nice to sit around and stuff your face? This is every American’s God-given right on Thanksgiving! Sadly some people don’t eat anything today – including many people in Greenpoint.

So let’s keep ALL of our neighbors full and plump this Thanksgiving, too. That’s what it’s all about, right? Sharing and caring…

If you make one click on your computer today – consider making a donation in ANY amount – $5, $10 to Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, a local non-profit that feeds the hungry not just on Thanksgiving but every week of the year!

Have a wonderful restful day and weekend!

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Que Pasa Greenpoint? Food Banks in Greenpoint

Do you need help feeding your family or would you like to volunteer some of your time? Greenpoint Reformed Church & Church of the Ascension can help. Please see them at the address and times below:

Greenpoint Church
136 Milton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Hours: Wed 6-7pm Dinner; Thurs 10a-5pm Food Pantry
Phone: 718.383.5941

Church of the Ascension – Food Pantry
122 Java St, Brooklyn 11222
Hours: Tue 10-11am
Tel: 718-389-3831

Bancos de Alimentos

¿Necesita ayuda para alimentar a su familia o gustaría ser voluntario de tu tiempo? Pueden ayudar la Iglesia de Greenpoint e Iglesia de la Ascensión. Por favor, vea  en la dirección y horarios más abajo.

Iglesia de Greenpoint
136 Milton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Horario: Miércoles 6-7m Cena; Despensa de comida 10- 5pm Jueves
Teléfono: 718-383-5941

Iglesia de la Ascensión – Despensa de Comida
122 Java St, Brooklyn 11222
Horario: Mar 10-11am
Tel: 718-389-3831

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Don’t Be A Fatty: This Thanksgiving Volunteer at the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen

This Thanksgiving break, before you engorge yourself, help out at the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry. Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of activities. The church will partner up with local churches in the area.

Doors will be open on Tuesday, November 20th from 5pm – 7pm to make pantry bags, and on Wednesday November 21st from 10am – 6pm to make pantry bags, then at 6pm a Turkey Dinner will be held. If you would like to sign up please check out the Doodle Event.

For those who would like to volunteer on Thanksgiving Day the Church of Ascension will need volunteers.

Questions? Contact Charles: Charlesjyoo (AT) gmail.com or 718-383-5941

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