For additional information, contact:
313-579-2100 ext. 205
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAPUCHIN SOUP KITCHEN’S EARTH DAY COMMERATION HONORS LOCAL, SEASONAL, ORGANIC FOODS
Detroit, MI (March 11, 2008)
… The Capuchin Soup Kitchen and its urban garden ministry, Earth Works, will
be commemorating Earth Day, April 22, 6-8 pm, with a dinner featuring local
foods. The dinner will be held at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1264 Meldrum,
Speakers include Jeremy
Moghtader of the Food System Economic Partnership (FSEP) and Michigan State University
Student Organic Farm. He will discuss FSEP’s Farm to School program
which brings local foods to
Sister Liz Walters will discuss the Immaculate Heart of Mary Order’s newly “greened” Motherhouse and establishment of their organic farm. Earth Works’ own Youth Farm Stand youth farmers will also be at the dinner to talk about the importance of fresh food in their community.
“There are many initiatives
to increase local food access in
The Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Earth Works urban garden yields over 6,000 pounds of produce each season from its three city garden sites and two greenhouses.
“Earth Works restores our community’s connection to the environment through gardening,” Costello continues. “As a movement promoting local foods continues to build nationally, we are inspired by what is happening locally. Food is at the heart of our work at the soup kitchen and Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to showcase and share with each other the importance of our local food system.”
Dinner tickets are $45 per person. The meal will feature delicious dishes prepared with all local foods. A gift basket raffle featuring Earth Works products, such as honey, jam, granola, and dog biscuits will also be part of the evening. Advance purchase of tickets is necessary. Please call 313-579-2100, ext 204 to purchase tickets by phone.
Founded in 1929, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves Metro Detroit by
providing food, clothing, and spiritual counsel to those in need. Frequently
preparing and serving 2,000 meals a day, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen also
distributes household items and operates a shower program, food pantry, and
children’s tutoring and art therapy program. Additionally, its Earth
Works urban garden produces 6,000 pounds of vegetables for