It was going to be a beautiful wedding. Dinner at Dressler, invitations by Cheree Berry, dress by Jane Marques-Wilson, and then, well, things didn't work out. But there were crab cakes, wine, and beautiful invitations designed! Deposits had been paid. Why waste it all?
People need food, and heat, and light. Let's face it; we all need to be a part of the community around us. So the no longer bride to be, Robin Rogers, called Pastor Ann Kansfield of the Greenpoint Food Progam and said, "Let's have a gala. All the money raised will go directly to the Soup Kitchen." Cheere Berry reworked the invitation and Dressler revised the menu. Earl and Danny fired up the letterpress in the church basement. It was It's a Wonderful Life all over again.
The Greenpoint Gala, however, is about more than a warm moment. There is real need. When the food program opened in 2008, it distributed about 30 bags of groceries a week. Now it distributes more than 400 bags. Every Wednesday, the soup kitchen serves a hot meal to between 60-80 people. Over the summer, the line of people waiting for food stretched from inside the building, across the lawn and down the sidewalk for more than 100 feet.
Gala tickets are $100 dollars and include fabulous food and drinks at the renowned Dressler Restaurant. All proceeds go to the food program.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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