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DCBrau and UrbanStems Launch First Ever "Hop Bouquet" to Benefit Miriam’s Kitchen


#SendHappy with a Hoppy Bouquet + Limited Edition Pint Glass for $35

(Washington, DC) - DC Brau Brewing Company and UrbanStems - DC's on-demand flower delivery startup - pay homage to the wedding origins of the first Oktoberfest celebration by launching the first-ever commercially available bouquet made with live hops.  The “Brew-quet” is part of a two-week partnership launching on Monday, September 15, in conjunction with the release of DC Brau’s first Oktoberfest, a true Marzen lager.

The Way Home Campaign Invites City Leaders, Candidates to Better Understand the Experience of Living in Homelessness

“A Walk in Our Shoes” Program Takes Participants through the Unseen Pressures and Dangers Faced By Washington’s Homeless Community

Miriam's Kitchen is Seeking a Director of Development

This isn’t just another Director of Development job. 

Join Our Advocacy Team As a Fall Intern

Miriam’s Kitchen seeks an Advocacy Communications Intern for fall 2014.

Mission of Miriam’s Kitchen:

Miriam’s Kitchen works to end chronic homelessness in Washington, DC. We advocate for permanent supportive housing as a long-term solution, while meeting short-term needs by providing healthy meals and high-quality social services to the chronically homeless.

Advocacy Program Summary:

The Story Behind One of Our Most Popular Facebook Posts

Maybe you saw a post on our Facebook page earlier this week, about a hair stylist who gives away free haircuts to homeless individuals in New York City. Believe it or not, this was one of the most popular Facebook posts of the past year!
That’s because it reinforces one of the most important messages here at Miriam’s Kitchen: that human dignity matters. And that no one should have to simply accept that they can’t afford to feel good about themselves.

Five Fast Facts About Chef Emily

Over the past year and a half, Chef Emily Hagel has become one of the best known faces at Miriam’s Kitchen. Whether she’s serving guests, directing kitchen volunteers, or gathering fresh donations from our food partners, people all over the city know that Chef Emily makes things happen at Miriam’s Kitchen.
Think you know Chef Emily? Check out these five facts you *didn’t* know:

My first job in the food industry:  Red Hook Lobster Truck DC – I still have nightmares about brunoised celery! 

How Do Our Guests Enjoy the Same Ingredients as the First Family?

Each week, there's an air of anticipation at Miriam’s Kitchen, as we await the generous donations that come in from local farms and farmers markets. And the donations that generate the most excitement are those from just eight blocks away at the White House Garden.

Since 2009, Miriam’s Kitchen has been the primary beneficiary of the White House Garden’s donations. Our guests have enjoyed fresh spinach, greens, pumpkins, and even honey harvested from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

"Just Look for Someone in a Blue T-shirt, and They'll Help You Out."

The first time you step foot in MK’s dining room, it’s clear who can answer your questions. You just look for the people in the blue tee shirts.

One year ago, our current group of Volunteer Corps members put on their blue tees for the first time. As they complete their year of service at MK, we asked them what it’s meant to wear that uniform. As always, their insights impressed and humbled us:

The Power of Belonging: Each day, we worked to earn our guests’ trust, by creating an environment of dignity and acceptance for all individuals.

Miriam’s Kitchen Expands Case Management Services to Residents in Permanent Supportive Housing

Offering Extends Organization’s Commitment to Ending Chronic Homelessness in D.C.

Doing Good By Shopping Well!

Fresh, healthy food matters to us.
It is the foundation of our meals program. And it’s the key behind our relationships with local farmers markets, grocers and other members of the food service and restaurant industries.
This week, we’re thrilled to expand those relationships to include Washington’s own Yes! Organic Market.  And you can be a part of it.