WHAT: Appetite For Arts: Fundraiser for the Greenpoint Hunger Program WHEN: Saturday, Sept 23rd, 7pm-10pm WHERE: Greenpoint Reformed Church, 136 Milton St DONATION: $50+, tickets and more info here
If you have not heard from your neighbors about the Soup Kitchen + Food Pantry of the Greenpoint Reformed Church’s Hunger Program, the volunteer-based organization is a vital part of Greenpoint, for those in need. The kitchen serves more than 800 hungry people every month in the North Brooklyn Community and beyond.On Wednesday evenings, they serve a delicious community dinner. On Thursdays, they distribute groceries from the food pantry. According to the Church, “It costs about $5,000 per week to host the meal and keep food pantry running,” so they need your monetary support. If you can’t make Saturday’s event, you can still show your support by donating to the Hunger Program here, or by volunteering. Continue reading →
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).
We have so many gorgeous locally and handmade bowls from potters in Brooklyn!
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.
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!
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.
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.