Changing Lives… One Bite at a Time.
We love to cook, but we want to do more that.
There are 71.4 million forcibly displaced children, women and men in the world – the highest number ever recorded. That’s 1 in every 110 people alive today. Another 44,400 people are uprooted every day. This is the largest global humanitarian crisis in hundreds of years.
Our goal is to raise awareness of forcibly displaced people and to find opportunities to serve refugees where they are. We create and publish an annual benefit cooking calendar to raise awareness and funds that allow us to reach out to communities directly. As we encounter people, we focus on three areas:
ENGAGE: Often the hardest part of life for a refugee is regaining a sense of place. We engage people to help them belong in their new community.
ELEVATE: We invest in people on a personal level by spending time together and reminding them of their worth.
EMPOWER: Starting over is hard. We want to help refugees with the cultural, financial and workplace tools to succeed.
I never would have imaged that ordinary every-day activities like cooking and sharing a meal could change lives, but something special happens when we gather around a table to share a meal. It draws people together. It is a time of connection. It builds bridges between strangers. It renews us physically and spiritually.
If the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach… you better believe we’re going to get there!
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