|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2016
Contact: Deborah Chambers
Washington, DC — On Monday, November 21, 2016, food vendors from Union Market (1350 6th Street, NE) will close up shop early and come to the Mission to serve dinner for our men.
Bringing a variety of choices to meet all diets and appetites, vendors will serve our Mission guests dinner in two seatings starting at 4:30 pm. In addition to donating the food, the vendors will also donate paper products as well as volunteer to serve the food themselves.
According to Mission Executive Director David Treadwell, “Union Market chefs are amazing cooks, but they also have great big hearts. We’re so grateful that they are taking some of the burden of feeding homeless guests from the Mission this holiday season, but more importantly, we’re excited about how they are encouraging our Overnight Guests and program students. Around here, we say ‘Hope Begins with a Meal’; there will be a lot of hope to share—thanks to our Union Market friends!”
Union Market plans another meal service on December 19, as well as a used coat drive to keep our neighbors warm. Central Union Mission has held our annual fundraising event HeArt & Sole at Dock 5 at Union Market for the past two years; our guests enjoy this stylish and hospitable venue.
Media are invited to attend. Please contact Deborah Chambers at 202-534-9965 cell or firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate interviews with Union Market vendors, Mission staff, volunteers and guests.
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The Union Market District is a 45-acre district in NE that is one of DC’s most vibrant, diverse and thriving neighborhoods—a living laboratory for a sustainable urban community and place for creative minds and businesses to connect, thrive, launch and make DC their own. Since opening in September 2012, The Market at Union Market, the acclaimed food market with over 40 local scaleable businesses, averages 15,000 visitors per weekend and has hosted over 400 community and private events. For more information about Union Market, please visit www.unionmarketdc.com.
Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit. In addition to its emergency shelter program, the Mission operates a rehabilitation program for men with life-controlling issues, clothing and furniture distribution center, a retreat and recreation center with a camp for underprivileged children and a ministry to families and senior citizens. For additional information, contact Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement Deborah Chambers at cell: 202-534-9965, or visit www.missiondc.org.
Charity Navigator awarded Central Union Mission four out of a possible four stars, which indicates that Central Union Mission adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Charity Navigator is America’s premier independent charity evaluator.