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Reserve Your Bowl for This Sunday’s Soup Bowl Fundraiser! (11/23)

Rabbit & Dragon

We specifically host our Soup Bowl Fundraiser on the Sunday before Thanksgiving because we want to make sure that before we stuff our faces with turkey and pie that we have the opportunity to offer something to our neighbors in Greenpoint who might not be as well fed as we are during the holidays.

Our 3rd Annual Soup Bowl Fundraiser is this Sunday, November 23rd from 3-5pm at EAT (124 Meserole Ave).

Bailey Doesn't Bark

We have so many gorgeous locally and handmade bowls from potters in Brooklyn!

Object & Totem, Bailey Doesn’t Bark, Selene Likes Mugs, Rabbit & Dragon, Akiko Tsuji, Little Bear Pots, Fisheye Brooklyn, Modern Mud, ClaySpace1205 & many more!

Little Bear Pots

For $25 get a locally handmade ceramic bowl + a bowl of soup from The Splendid Spoon. Free beer from Brooklyn Brewery.

100% of Proceeds benefit Greenpoint Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen.

The Greenpoint Soup Kitchen prepares meals and offers food to hundreds of hungry folks every week. Let’s help them feed our neighbors!

*Reserve your bowl now via paypal.

First come, first serve. Come early to make sure you have top pick of all the bowls!

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Soup Bowl Fundraiser – Potters Needed!

It’s our 3rd Annual Soup Bowl Fundraiser on Sunday, November 23rd from 3-5pm at EAT (124 Meserole Ave).

For $25 get a locally handmade ceramic bowl + a bowl of soup from The Splendid Spoon. Free beer from Brooklyn Brewery.

100% of Proceeds benefit Greenpoint Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen

*Reserve your bowl now via paypal.

RSVP on Facebook.

Local ceramicists – we need bowls! Please email editor (at) greenpointers [dot] com if you will kindly donate a bowl or two for this wonderful event!

There will be a limited among of bowls available. Unless you pre-pay, we cannot guarantee a bowl. Thanks for your understanding.

Special thanks to Libby VanderPloeg for donating her time to creating this special poster!

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Garden to Table Dinner at Franklin Street Community Garden (09/12)

Garden_To_Dinner_GreenpointThe lovely folk at Franklin Street Community Garden invite you to join them for a ‘Garden to Table’ dinner this week to benefit the The Greenpoint Reformed Church Soup Kitchen.

The wonderful al fresco meal will take place on Friday 12th September at 7pm and will feature fresh produce from their community garden, with meat from Sun Fed Beef and additional produce donated by North Brooklyn Farms. Continue reading

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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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Greenpoint Food Drive Start Today Thru Sunday (11/22-24)

It’s that time of year when we begin to engorge ourselves while others go hungry. Let’s not let that happen in our great community of North Brooklyn.

The Greenpoint Lions Club is hosting a canned food drive to collect non-perishable food items that will be donated to neighborhood food pantries.

Donations will be collected at Key Food on McGuiness Blvd and Met Food on Driggs Ave on Friday 11/22 from 6-9pm and Saturday 11/23 and Sunday 11/24 from 9am-5pm.

Food pantries at Saint Cecilia Church, Saint Vincent DePaul Society, Mount Carmel Church and Church of the Ascension, all located in Williamsburg and Greenpoint will receive all collected items.

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CALL FOR POTTERY! Soup Bowl Fundraiser (11/17)


CALLING ALL POTTERS!!!

On Sunday 11/17/13 from 3-5pm at EAT(124 Meserole St) Greenpointers is organizing our Annual Soup Bowl Fundraiser and we need your soup bowls!

Diners buy a bowl, get a bowl of soup from The Splendid Spoon and a Brooklyn Brewery Beer for $25 – with all proceeds donated to Greenpoint Soup Kitchen!

If you can donate a handmade bowl – please email me greenpointers (at) gmail.com so we can arrange a drop-off.

RSVP

If anyone would like to reserve a soup bowl now, make a donation via paypal here!

Thanks in advance!

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Open Forum Re: Milton St Respite Tonight 1/24

Sorry for this last minute update (I was in Florida for 2 weeks!), but tonight Thursday, 1/24 at 7pm at Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St) there will be an open forum, the first of many, to discuss the recently opened homeless respite at the church. All are welcome but I spoke to Pastor Ann and she wants to keep the meeting as constructive and positive.

So put down your pitch forks and bring you manners, people! See you there!

And if you miss it, don’t worry there will be more.

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Soup Bowl Fundraiser Raised Over $900 For Greenpoint Soup Kitchen

Thank you Greenpoint! Combined with the online fundraiser, we have raised almost $2000 for our local soup kitchen!

It’s important to support our local Greenpoint Soup Kitchen all year long but especially during Thanksgiving, when we have so much and so many of our neighbors in Greenpoint are not so lucky. While the soup kitchen feeds our hungry, they have been working day and night to make meals for those living in shelters displaced by Sandy.

Pastor Ann Kansfield and her adorable son John visited the event last night in regards to Sandy relief, she said, “this is going to go on for a long time.” If you didn’t make it out last night, be sure to make a donation to Greenpoint Soup Kitchen via papal, before you stuff turkey into your mouth – or after if you can’t wait!

Last night was an amazing success. Thanks to EAT for hosting the event, The Splendid Spoon for making three delicious soups and The Brooklyn Brewery for providing us with ALOT of beer. Thanks to Victoria and Yucca for helping to organize and to everyone who made it out. Last but not least, thanks for the gracious and gorgeous soup bowls donated by local potters. It was fun to watch guests make the tough decision of choosing a bowl.

The best part was watching guests enjoy soup out of giant serving bowls. That is what one of a kind local handmade goods are all about.

Thanks to the following potters and studios:

Clay Space

Choplet

Clam Lab

Art Lab

John Smolenski

Cynthia Viadella

Frank Saliani

Small Spells

Christopher Spitz Miller

Hollander Tile Works

I Love Airpods

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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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