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This is the time of year when we get the most people asking how they can get involved. And even though our volunteer shifts are all booked up for the next few weeks, there are still opportunities to support our mission. Here are opportunities to consider this month:
Maketto Preview Dinner, benefitting Miriam’s Kitchen at Union Market.
December 9, 2013
Union Market, 1309 15th Street NE
Dear MK Friends and Family,
I wanted to take a quick moment to thank all of you who make our mission possible.
Whether you are a volunteer, a donor, an advocate, a partner, or all of the above, we consider you to be essential to our mission to ending chronic homelessness in D.C. We know that this mission depends on the dedication of an active community committed to change, and that we can’t do it without you.
So, today we give thanks for you.
Wishing all of you a happy and safe Thanksgiving,
Family-Friendly Polices and Staff Commitment to Ending Chronic Homelessness in D.C. Create an Award-Winning Work Environment
Thanks to a very generous donation of pumpkins from the White House garden, Miriam's Kitchen is thrilled to be preparing some exciting treats for our Thanksgiving service!
For those of you seeking a new or interesting recipe this year, have a look at what volunteer Pastry Chef Ann Brown is whipping up!
1 15 Ounce Can of Pumpkin or 1 3/4 Cup Fresh Pumpkin Puree
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
In a large bowl, combine the Pumpkin and Spices.
Each day, we witness the unfortunate reality of veteran homelessness. Veterans make up a disproportionate percentage of the homeless population, tending to live with greater disability and stay homeless longer. Based on interviews we’ve conducted in our dining room, we estimate that 13 percent of our guests are vets – a number that’s down from recent years, but still unacceptable.
We hear it all the time – and perhaps you do, too: Miriam’s Kitchen being referred to as a soup kitchen.
Award for “Innovation in the Arts” Granted for Work with D.C.’s Chronically Homeless Population
October 24, 2013 – Washington, D.C. – Miriam’s Kitchen today announced that it has been recognized by the Mayor’s Arts Awards, in the category of Innovation in the Arts. The Mayor’s Arts Award is the highest honor conferred by the District of Columbia in acknowledgement of artistic excellence and service among artists, arts organizations and arts patrons in the city.
If you’ve been watching closely, you know we’re doing things a little differently at MK these days.
We’re serving more meals than ever, and demand for many of our more intensive our case management services is up as well. Meanwhile, our advocacy team continues its work to change the social services system in D.C.
All of that activity has made it clear: on behalf of our guests, we have to do much more.
Hey Volunteers! Chef Emily here again!
Have you heard? Our Annual Chili Cook-off is happening this Saturday night! The event is a blast every year – whether you’re submitting a recipe, being a judge, or just sampling chili, having drinks and chatting up that one volunteer you never get to talk to (...probably because I keep shouting at you during service!) :)