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Five Ways to Help the Greenpoint Church Hunger Program

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Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get more involved with Greenpoint’s vibrant volunteer community? Here are five ways you can help a hardworking neighborhood volunteer program, the Greenpoint Church Hunger Program on Milton Street, to feed the folks who need a warm meal on these cold winter days.

1. Volunteer in the kitchen on a Wednesday evening between 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m and recreate that winter soup you love to Instagram. You can cook, set up, serve and/or clean, and you don’t have to show up at 3:00 p.m. If you have a day job, show up after work to see how you can help. Continue reading

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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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Kids Gotta Eat: Free Summer Lunch

I remember the first day I learned that white was not a good color for me to wear. I was sitting in PS49 having my free summer lunch and I dropped ketchup from my “meatless” hamburger all over the front of myself. I used to remove the burger meat and just eat the buns because even then I was a food snob and still am a food slob. My favorite meals were morning pancakes, meat ravioli, tater tots and the occasional strawberry milk. My Mom, who worked for homeless services, stressed how important the program is for kids who rely on public school meals during the school year and might not eat as well when school is out. I think she personally appreciated that it gave her a break from us.

To find out where to send your kids for a free meal nearby, either call 311 (it actually is a really effective service) or text “NYCMEALS” to 877-877. I never thought I would be able to text NYC, but I did and in moments they ask for my address and sent me a list of locations, including McCarren Park Pool (776 Lorimer St) & Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St.)

The only requirements for a free meal: you are a kid!

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Temporary Tattoo Project & Flying Kites

There is a local charity based right here in Greenpoint called Flying Kites that is building The Flying Kites Leadership Academy, a home and school for abandoned, abused and orphaned children in Kenya, which currently has 27 children in their care.

Another Greenpoint organization called the Temporary Tattoo Project has created some amazing temporary tattoos that you can buy, and all the proceeds are donated to Flying Kites.

Right now Groupon Gives is running a campaign for Temporary Tattoo Project. Take a minute, spend $10 (less than a fancy cocktail), get a cool tattoo and help a child in Kenya. It’s pretty simple.

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Cajun Feast Soup Kitchen Benefit

Greenpointers & Yummy Eats invite you to a Cajun Feast to benefit the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 8pm at the Greenpoint Church (136 Milton St).

Each week, the Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program provides no-cost groceries and a weekly hot meal to hungry people in Northern Brooklyn. It takes $6,000 per week to feed all these people. Much of the money comes from government food programs, but $1,500 more per week is needed for additional food, plus utilities, building maintenance, volunteer coordination and overall administration.

Join us for a delicious dinner prepared by Joseph of Yummy Eats.

Proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the soup kitchen. It’s a great cause and will be a fun and very yummy night.

Menu:
Super Mixed Green Salad
Crisp Cole Slaw
Cajun Crab Deviled Eggs
Cajun Fried Chicken
Shrimp Etouffee w/ barley-white rice
Chicken, Sausage & Mussel Gumbo w/ barley-white rice
Dessert

Volunteers are also need for food prep, service, set-up & clean-up.
To volunteer email greenpointers (at) gmail.com

To reserve your space, make a payment via paypal.

Greenpointers & Yummy Eats Cajun Feast Benefit for Greenpoint Soup Kitchen – $40

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GIVE THE GIFT OF STUFFING YOUR FACE

Over the next few days you most likely will be stuffing you face with delicious food. Everyone deserves the gift of stuffing your face. Take a minute to give to our community Greenpoint Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry. Even $1 can help feed a hungry neighbor. $100 can feed a lot of hungry neighbors.

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