News Release

UDM Hosts Campus Kitchens - Benefit Dinner and Concert

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with University of Detroit Mercy friends who care about hunger and homelessness in our community. UDM in partnership with U of D Jesuit High School are sponsoring the “Empty Bowls Soup Supper and Concert” on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 4-6 p.m. at the Iroquois Club, 43248 Woodward Ave. in Bloomfield Hills. Detroit tenor Edmond Guay will be performing romantic music for Valentine's Day, with area musicians for the event. Guay is Cantor for St. Hugo of the Hills Church in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

UDM Campus Kitchen's mission is to distribute leftover cafeteria food to senior citizens and shelters in the community who need food. It is a student run organization that trains students to manage and operate anti-hunger non-profit organizations.

“The program (the first of it’s kind in the state), is in keeping with the University’s mission of being a student-centered program,” University Minister Drew Peters commented. Student responsibilities include planning a menu, cooking, organizing drivers and completing paperwork. The program allows students to build leadership and team building skills.”

“The program is run by University students and the outreach is to the local community, which reflects the mission of reaching out in an urban context,” Peters said. UDM encourages its students to engage in service and the immediate community around the University.

To RSVP for this very special fundraising event, contact coordinators Norm Schmitt (nschmitt@schmittllc.com), Cathy Schmitt (cdschmitt@mac.com) or call: 248-540-8157 or 248-613-3080. Families and walk-ins are welcome.

If you are unable to attend, you can still make a donation by sending a check to University of Detroit Mercy c/o Campus Kitchens at 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI, 48221-3038.

For more information on the Campus Kitchen at UDM, visit www.udmercy.edu/institute/campus_kitchen.htm.

Release date: January 30, 2013

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 13th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest universities in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges."