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 “Valentine Soup Supper and Concert” on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 from 6-8 p.m., following the 5 p.m. Mass, at St. Hugo of the Hills Church, 2215 Opdyke Road 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. 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 27, 2014

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