Tuesday, July 14, 2009

TT Supper Club to benefit Capuchin Soup Kitchen

I had so much fun last month, I'm doing it all over again!

On Saturday, July 25th I'll be hosting a supper club event to benefit and the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit. I'll be offering an 8-course tasting menu, designed to highlight seasonal and local foodstuffs. The menu will be wine-friendly, but the event is BYOB (or better yet, bring some to share). A donation of $50 is requested per person.

Here's a little more information about this month's benefit organization:

Earthworks’ primary activities include running a 1.5 acre farm and apiary, hosting classes for Detroit gardeners, hosting two youth programs for area kids, attending markets with youth during the growing season, and providing support for guests of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen who are interested in gardening and food justice. We are a full program of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and have our offices and gardens on their grounds. Every day we are striving to be more responsive to our soup kitchen community and neighborhood. Currently, the majority of our produce is incorporated in the meals at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and we are planning to install a commercial hoop house (similar to a greenhouse but uses only heat from the sun) to provide greens for the soup kitchen and for marketing to the public.
If you'd like to reserve one of the remaining spaces at the July 25 dinner, please contact me ASAP with your food restrictions and preferences. I'm happy to accommodate a variety of food restrictions, such as gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian.

1 comment:

ofldetroit said...

Hello!

I stumbled on your website looking for Detroit food blogs. I work at Gleaners Community Food Bank, which is a long-time friend of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and Earthworks.

Food insecurity is an extremely prevalent issue in Detroit. A program here at Gleaners that you or your readers may be interested in is Operation Frontline (www.ofldetroit.wordpress.com). We have volunteer chefs and dietitians who facilitate nutrition and cooking classes for low-income folks in southeast Michigan. It's an incredibly empowering experience, both for our participants and our volunteers, to be able to take control of that basic and essential need - food.

Good luck with everything!
Diana Flora