In honor of Hunger Action Month this September, Community Soup Kitchen of New Haven is hosting a Fill A Bowl fund raiser at various restaurants in the area. The following news release provides all the details.
Last year the Community Soup Kitchen of New Haven (CSK) served nearly 59,000 meals. In the first 6 months of this year alone the number has climbed to 36,000.
To meet the increase, the kitchen will sell ‘soup bowls’ at dozens of New Haven area pubs and restaurants during September – Hunger Action Month. Customers can buy a colorful artist’s drawing of a bowl for $5 – the cost of a meal at the kitchen – then sign the bowl that’s posted in the restaurant.
Most restaurants will have a Hunger Action Month theme but many Irish places will use the fundraiser to commemorate a devastating famine in 1840s Ireland incorporating the theme – the Great Irish Famine is in the past but hunger is still with us in New Haven.
Purchase of bowls can be made at Anna Liffey’s Pub, Archie Moore’s, Café Romeo, Cave à Vin, Christopher Martins Restaurant, Contois Tavern, Devil’s Gear Bike Shop, Duffy’s Tavern, Eli’s on Whitney, Geronimo’s, Higher One, Irish American Community Center, JP Dempsey’s, Kelly’s Bar of New Haven, Knights of St. Patrick, Madi & Mia’s, Mickey’s Restaurant, Modern Apizza, Olde School Saloon, O’Toole’s Pub, Portofino’s Restaurant, St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Temple Grill, Tommy Sullivan’s Cafe, Woodbridge Gathering.
On September 14 at 5 PM, O’Toole’s Pub on Orange St. will host a Hunger Action Night that includes a lecture by Irish famine author Neil Hogan, music by All-Ireland accordion champion Damien Connolly & friends, raffle prizes, buffet and drink specials. Donation: $15. All proceeds benefit CSK.
For more information about Hunger Action Month, contact David O’Sullivan at 203-606-2184.