I wanted to tell you a little bit about our amazing Saturday, June 15, 2013!
The Church of the Village, a historically progressive New York church rooted in the west village, hosts a food outreach program called Hope for Our Neighbors in Need. The program is composed of a weekly soup kitchen and food pantry. Last year, this small, wonderfully resourceful soup kitchen received a significant upgrade: a full industrial kitchen. This enables the program to make more food, better food, and ultimately serve more people. (There could be upwards of 200 hungry people there each Saturday, and they can now have seconds). Around this time, the program decided to re-brand the former "soup kitchen" as a "Community Meal"--encouraging church members, volunteers, and local community members to join the lunch every Saturday...neighbors sitting down with some of our other neighbors; promoting community building and eating a good meal no matter what your income, health, ethnicity or religion. Sounds like a pretty inspiring mission to me!
So many thanks to Hope for Our Neighbors in Need for welcoming us into your kitchen to help NYC fight food insecurity, introducing us to some amazing new friends, and inspiring us to further our mission of community building while breaking bread in the theatre world.
Keep checking in to see where Hunger and Thirst Theatre Collective volunteers next!