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lil' volunteers watering the soup kitchen garden

It has been a few busy months @ the soup kitchen. We planted and tended a garden, which doubled in size from last year. Big thanks to the compost donation from Kate Zidar & the North Brooklyn Compost Project. Our plants are seriously thriving in the worm-ladden, black gold they gave us! Also, super props to all the local gardeners who sprouted seeds and donated plants–vegetables, trees, & flowers– for this year’s garden. The harvest has just begun but it has been a fruitful start; herbs from the garden have been amazing and the cucumber plants have been producing enough for lots of salads, pickles, and soups.  We are looking forward to harvesting the tomatoes, jalapenos, radishes, fennel, celery, carrots and various herbs until the cool days of October set in. We have a great lil compost baby that looks like it might be taking over the garden with a crop of pumpkins. If you would like to volunteer in the garden, join the facebook group to be plugged into work-days & watering schedules. [There will be a big workday in early November[ stay tuned for details]

Summer is a busy time at the kitchen and we are always looking for extra hands. On Wednesday the kitchen runs from 3pm-9pm & the Food Pantry prep runs from 5-9pm as well. Lend a hand in cooking, serving, cleaning, taking out the trash, mopping floors, unloading vegetables and making bags for the pantry. On Saturdays, volunteers meet at noon to unload vegetables and prep for the upcoming week’s meal. Gardening is also always on the agenda.

Dessert Corps is still running strong, bringing the sweet desserts even in the hot hot heat of the Summer. Email craigskitchen@gmail[dot]com if you can bake for any of the following meals.

  • aug 18: zucchini cake or fruit pie.  NEED 4 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKERS
  • aug 25: brownies, blondies, or fruit bars. NEED 1 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKER
  • sept 1: pound or angel’s food cake. NEED 6 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKERS
  • sept 8: fruit buckle or coffee cake. NEED 6 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKERS
  • sept 15: chocolate cake w/ fruit topping. NEED 6 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKERS
  • sept 22: zucchini cake or fruit pie. NEED 6 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKERS
  • sept 29: brownies, blondies or fruit bars. NEED 6 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKERS

We have a lot planned for the Fall in terms of fundraising $$ for food & supplies for the upcoming winter. Supper clubs, concerts, brunches, and more. Let us know if you would like to become more involved.

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spring is about to bloom. backyard magnolia tree

The time change has brought about a great change at the soup kitchen. Milder temps and the magnolia tree’s buds are about to burst.

volunteer magic

The backyard is coming to life, a community garden is formulating, and we are pushing through the last few months before the local harvest starts to roll in.

cabbage prepped

prepped cabbage

More helping hands are always welcome.

sides & salad. march 2010

We celebrated a very festive St Patrick’s meal thanks to an amazing corned beef donation to the church.

corned beef donation

HAPPY ST PATRICKS TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO MAKE THE MAGIC HAPPEN, TO ALL THE DONORS WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE, TO EVERYONE WHO SHARES THE DREAM OF NO MORE HUNGER IN ALL OUR WORLD COMMUNITIES FROM ALL THE FOLKS YOU HELP FEED DOWN IN GREENPOINT

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dining & dancing

It has been a busy busy winter so far at the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen: battling the “blizzard” with a hot meal, chopping veggies, slaughtering chickens, the violin serenades and sing-alongs, serving homemade desserts, cleaning projects, dreams of a new stove, lead paint disasters, cute kids in the kitchen, seriously laughing it up with the other volunteers, security patrols, piles of pickles, and lots more fun stuff.

If you would like to volunteer during the weekly wednesday meal at the soup kitchen, contact us @ craigskitchen [at] gmail [dot] com and we will hook you up with info on how to plug in. Basically, kitchen cleaning and early prep starts around 2pm. Chopping and cleaning and general organizing continues on throughout the day as we prep for mealtime @ 6pm. Neighborhood security patrols starts at 5pm (involves wearing a sexy orange security vest and greeting neighbors on the street). Serving starts @ 6pm. (and so does clean up) Clean up runs until 730pm or 8pm. We always need more helping hands and fresh smiling faces.

Don’t have the time but you can spare some cash to fight hunger in the hood; Donations always accepted through the church (see www.greenpointchurch.org)

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