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It is bitter cold outside on the strets of Greenpoint & Williamsburg. Once a week, there is an amazing meal put together by volunteers, served with love and nutrition in mind. Each week about 10 volunteers from the neighborhood bake up a sweet treat in their home kitchens and bring it to the soup kitchen to be served.

Sign up to bake by sending an email to craigskitchen@gmail.com.

  • Wed Dec 29. New Years Cake (any type of holiday cake you love to bake!)
  • Wed Jan 5.  Bread Pudding
  • Wed Jan 12. Apple Pie or Apple Cake
  • Wed Jan 19. Babka, Cinnamon rolls, or Cinnamon Cake
  • Wed Jan 26. Brownies or Blondies or your fave “bar” creation!
  • Wed Feb 2. Pound Cake or Angels Food Cake (we will top it w/ this yummy plum & peach sauce we made over the summer and canned for a cold winters day…) Need 4 bakers
  • Wed Feb 9. Pineapple Upside Down Cake or Apple Upside Down Cake Need 5 bakers
  • Wed Feb 16. Valentines Cupcakes! Need 0 bakers!
  • Wed Feb 23. Carrot Cake Need 3 bakers

Once you have rsvp-ed, we will put you on our master list. The weekend before the meal, we will send you a reminder email with the drop-off logistics.

There are a lot of opportunities to volunteer at the soup kitchen in the upcoming year, either at fundraisers or at the weekly meal or on weekend workdays. Join our volunteer mailing list to keep updated…

Thanks for your support of this project; Nothing beats a homemade dessert!

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Cupcakes from the "Valentines meal"

We are recruiting volunteer bakers for the following weeks; If you would like to bake, send us an email at craigskitchen [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Feb 24. Apple Bars.
  • Mar 3. Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies.
  • Mar 10. Fruit Buckles
    • Buckle is a dessert which combines fruit, a rich cake batter, and a streusel topping. The result is a rich, dense cake with a moist crumb which is sometimes compared to a coffee cake.
    • i have frozen fruit from over the summer. Hit me up if you want to use some.
  • Mar 17. Blueberry Pie Bars
    • i have frozen blueberries from over the summer. Hit me up if you want to pick up some.
    • Need 7 volunteers
  • Mar 24. Pound Cake or any other “plain” or “slightly fruited cakes” that the chefs can top with a yummy fruit sauce
    • Need 4 volunteers
  • Mar 31: Whoopie Pies
    • Need 5 volunteers

Sweet!

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Diners are digging the live music at the weekly meal

As we move into the cold months of Winter, our dessert donations are keeping things sweet and scrumptious! Below is the calendar for the next six weeks. Please email us if you would like to become a volunteer baker. [craigskitchen (at) gmail (dot) com]

  • January 13:   Pineapple Upside Down Cake. (Need 0 volunteers)
  • January 20:   Babka, Cinnamon Rolls, or  Cinnamon Cake (Need 1 volunteers)
  • January 27:  Brownies (Need  0 volunteers)
  • Feb 3:  Apple Pie (Need 9 volunteers)
  • Feb 10:  Cupcake Maddness (Need 5 volunteers)
  • Feb 17:  King Cake or any type of festive “Mardis Gras” cake (Need 7 volunteers)
  • Feb 24:  Apple Bars (Need 9 volunteers)

Logistics

Regular drop off of the desserts is from 3-6pm on Wednesday @ 136 Milton St.
The meal is served at 6pm, with diners streaming in for about an hour. Dessert starts getting served around 6:15pm.
The dessert type determines the plating situation. If you drop off at the church, come back and say hey to the cooks in the kitchen.
Feel free to stay and help serve…

If Wed from 3-6pmish does not work for you, there are  other drop off  options in both Greenpoint & Williamsburg on Tues & Wed.

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IMG_9993 Join the Dessert Corps and become a volunteer baker, supporting the sweet spot in the meal of our neighborhood soup kitchen. Each week 10 locals bake up a storm around a collective theme, delivering them* for the weekly Wednesday night meal at the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen.  Weekly themes are likely to include seasonal fruit-based desserts.

Send an email to craigskitchen@gmail.com in order to plug into the baking calendar.

Weekly Themes

  • November 18. Apple Crisp, Crumble, or Buckle. [Ya’all Rock! Need 0 volunteers]
  • November 25. Homemade Whipped Topping and/or Homemade Cranberry Sauce [Need volunteers!]
  • December 2.  Bread Pudding. [Need 4 Volunteers]
  • December 9. Honey Cake. [Need 4 Volunteers]
  • December 16. Holiday Cookies. [Need 2 Volunteers]
  • December 23. Chocolate Pie. [Need 7 Volunteers]
  • December 30. New Years Cake. [Need 6 Volunteers]
  • January 6. Apple Cake. [Need 7 Volunteers]

**Exact delivery logistics are sent in a reminder email the weekend before. In general, bakers can drop off at the soup kitchen before 6pm or we offer a drop off on tuesday & wednesday at a Williamsburg and a Greenpoint location.

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pic by volunteer baker missginsu @ flickr.com

pic by volunteer baker missginsu @ flickr.com

email craigskitchen@gmail.com to sign up to bake a sweet treat for the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen.  [list last updated sat oct 10]

  • October 7. Pear Cake. 0 bakers needed
  • October 14. Pear or Apple Upside Down Cake. 4 bakers needed.
  • October 21. Pear or Apple Bars. 7 bakers needed.
  • October 28. Halloween-y Chocolate & Pumpkin Pie. 5 bakers needed
  • November 4. Apple Pie. 6 bakers needed
  • November 11. Apple Crumb Cake. 6 bakers needed.
  • November 18. Apple Crisp, Crumble or Buckle. 5 bakers needed.
  • November 25. Thanksgiving PIE. 13 bakers needed.

Volunteer bakers bake yummy dishes riffed off a central theme and deliver them to drop off points in Greenpoint or Williamsburg on Tues or Wed or at the soup kitchen on Wednesday afternoons. Meal is served at 6 on Wed. Logistics and some sampler recipes are mailed the preceding weekend to participating volunteers.

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Our weekly desserts will be riffed of our weekly donations from neighborhood CSAs

Our weekly desserts will be riffed of our weekly donations from neighborhood CSAs

Our Spring/Summer schedule over here at the kitchen is gonna go a little something like this…

From here on out, we (hopefully) provide the fruit for you to bake into something  (*fruit donations are from a local csa and a local farm;amount and availability depends on the harvest.)

  • June 17. Rhubarb (Upside Down) Cake. (No more bakers needed) Rhubarb donated by GW-CSA
Local Donations = Divine Desserts!

Local Donations = Divine Desserts!

  • June 24. Angel Food Cake. 7 bakers needed. (We are still working logistics on this. Most likely the soup kitchen cooks will prep a fruit compote to top the donated cakes with. Will keep volunteers posted)
  • July 1. Lemon Sponge Cake with a fruit topping or Pink Lemonade Bars. 4 bakers needed. (Fruit pickup on June 27th)
  • July 8. 5 bakers needed. Seasonal Fruit Crisps or Cobblers, Pies or Cakes (Even Custards or Cupcakes. Or cookies–Local based baking at its funest.)
  • July 15. 5 bakers needed. Seasonal Fruit Crisps or Cobblers, Pies or Cakes (Even Custards or Cupcakes. Or cookies–Local based baking at its funest)
  • July 22. 6 bakers needed. Seasonal Fruit Crisps or Cobblers, Pies or Cakes (Even Custards or Cupcakes. Or cookies–Local based baking at its funest)
  • July 29. 10 bakers needed. Seasonal Fruit Crisps or Cobblers, Pies or Cakes (Even Custards or Cupcakes. Or cookies–Local based baking at its funest)

If you would like to get involved with the volunteer baking project, shoot us an email so we can plug  you into our email list. craigskitchen[at]gmail[dot]com.

Local volunteers + Local fruit = Dessert Corps Magic!!

Local volunteers + Local fruit = Dessert Corps Magic!!

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Volunteer bakers rock the house.

Volunteer bakers rock the house.

The dessert themes for the next few weeks are as follows:

  • May 20. Brownies. Traditional or untraditional versions.
  • NEED 2 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKERS. May 27. Pineapple (or other tropical) Cupcakes
  • June 3. Your favorite dozen of cookies.
  • NEED 5 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKERS. June 10. Chocolate Cake
  • NEED 4 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKERS. June 17. Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

If you can plug into one of the weeks that still needs volunteers, please drop us a line at craigskitchen(at)gmail(dot)com and we will get you signed up. Typically, there are drop off sites in Greenpoint and Williamsburg on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You will recieve a logistics email the weekend before your volunteer date with that type of information and recipe hints.

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