Scoop Kitchen is on a mission to end hunger in the community, one scoop at a time.
Here’s how it works – John McDevitt creates hand-carved, one-of-a-kind, artistic scoops, spoons and other works in wood. Then he offers them for “adoption.” When you adopt a spoon or scoop, 100% of the proceeds are donated to organizations working to end food insecurity.
The first opportunity to adopt spoons will be during an opening reception Saturday, Dec. 2, from 4-7 p.m., for the Holiday Group Exhibition running through Dec. 31, at Morpeth Contemporary, 43 W. Broad St., Hopewell, N.J.
One hundred percent of Scoop Kitchen sales will go to the Chubby’s Project, a local nonprofit that delivers hot meals and groceries three days a week to neighbors in need. Art by other artists will also be on display in the holiday exhibition at Morpeth, but only Scoop Kitchen sales will be donated to Chubby’s Project.
Early wooden ceremonial spoons are works of sculpture. They are not so much utilitarian objects as symbols of status, abundance and spiritual powers, according to Yaelle Biro, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016. “I am hopeful that my scoops and spoons will continue this tradition,” said McDevitt. “Artistic Scoops and spoons are perfect for this cause. I cannot think of a better way to connect with you and give back to our community.”
More scoops will be available in the future as McDevitt said, as he continues to build partnerships with local soup kitchens. “Through those partnerships,” he said, “we will create opportunities to help end hunger in our community, one scoop at a time.“