Behind the Scenes

MORE THAN A MEAL

When people think of Miriam’s Kitchen, they think of our awesome meals program. It’s a fact we are extremely proud of. Indeed, many of our guests say that their pathway of change started with a delicious meal in our dining room. And over the years, we have built upon this strong foundation of food and hospitality to better respond to our guests’ short-term and long-term needs.

However, as an organization with a mission to end chronic homelessness in DC, we need our guests, volunteers, donors, and the broader community to see the work and impact of MK beyond our meals. This is why we are thrilled to have EMIC Films produce a new pro-bono video that shines a light on the many ways–from meals to housing–MK works with leaders across the city to end long-term homelessness in the District.

Through the video and stories of Bill, Waldon and Albert, we hope to inspire more people to get involved in the efforts to create a nation’s capital where instances of homelessness are rare, brief and non-recurring.

Want to help us spread the word? Tell us how you think Miriam’s Kitchen provides more than a meal using the hashtag #MoreThanAMeal and tagging us on Facebook or Twitter.

PROJECT UPDATES

Visit here for behind the scenes updates in making the video, as well as the final video later this summer! You can also follow us on social media (Facebook or Twitter) and share how you think Miriam’s Kitchen provides more than a meal using the hashtag #MoreThanAMeal

HOUSING IS HEALTH

June 30, 2016 – Day 5 of filming: For Waldon, housing is health. Since he was housed in 2010, he has run 15 marathons (and counting)!  

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 Albert and PFC RAISING THE VOICE OF THOSE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED HOMELESSNESS

June 28, 2016 – 
Day 4 of filming: An important part of Albert’s story is his work as an advocate to end homelessness in DC. He has served in this capacity as one of the inaugural advocacy fellows at MK and as one of the key leaders of the People for Fairness Coalition. Today’s filming included celebrating the 8th anniversary of the People for Fairness Coalition–an incredible partner in the work to end chronic homelessness in DC.

A DAY IN OUR KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM

June 23, 2016 – 
Day 3 of filming: EMIC spent the day with our guests, case managers, volunteers and chefs in our kitchen and dining room. Our guests were excited to be a part of the film, and impressed that such great work was being done pro-bono for MK!

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HOUSING AND FAMILY
June 21, 2016 –Day 2 of filming: EMIC’s Kohl Threlkeld, Creative Director, filming Bill in his home with his great granddaughter and Jon Bougher, Director of Content, working hard to stay out of the shot.
INTRODUCING: ALBERT, BILL AND WALDON

June 18, 2016 – Lights, Camera, Action! Day 1 of filming: The EMIC team spent the day interviewing our featured storytellers–Albert, Waldon and Bill.

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 PitchCraft NEW PRO-BONO VIDEO FOR MK ON THE WAY!

March 18, 2016: Miriam’s Kitchen won the inaugural PitchCraft event held at the Lookout DC, and was awarded a pro-bono film produced by EMIC Films to be released later in 2016.