As the New Year dawns and resolutions with it, many people adopt the intention of giving their time, treasure, or talent in support of others. In fact, resolutions like volunteering, charity work, and raising money for charity all made it onto last year’s researched lists of top resolutions.
While this reveals a heartwarming side of humanity, we all know that need does not limit itself to a particular moment in time. This is part of the reason we’re so appreciative of the many incredible initiatives that tap into the uniting power of food to show support to refugees, asylum-seekers, and immigrants—all year long.
Today, we’re ringing in 2023 by celebrating and highlighting
Read on to learn more. And after you do, don’t hesitate to support us by forwarding this newsletter to your friends and encouraging them to subscribe.
Resolve to Get Informed
If you’re a supporter of refugee, asylee, and immigrant causes, then you need to be familiar with USA Hello.
This “online center for information and education for refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants and welcoming communities” overflows with useful resources. It’s a great place to start or continue your journey of support.
For those seeking to help, USA Hello offers volunteer and giving opportunities, as well as myriad educational materials. At the same time, refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants can access a wide array of support resources covering topics like
- Life in the USA
- And much more…
Resolve to Eat for Good
No matter how big your heart is for supporting refugees, asylees, and immigrants, if you don’t begin helping in some specific, meaningful way, you’ll have little impact. Beautiful Day Granola understands this need clearly.
Here’s how they describe their approach:
Beautiful Day helps refugees adjust to life in America by offering paid, on-the-job training. Every job in our company is designed to be part of a hands-on classroom where trainees gain critical skills and the confidence to enter the job market. At the same time, our award-winning products educate consumers about the refugee crisis. Every purchase, every bite or sip, provides a practical way to get involved with human displacement and start building more informed, welcoming communities.
Real-life support and inspiration in one delicious package.
Resolve to Eat More Veggies
Eat Offbeat provides support through employment, hiring “immigrants and refugees from around the world to prepare homestyle meals evoking their native cuisines.”
And as if the food wasn’t enticing enough, for every copy sold, a donation is made to support the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
For a taste of what the Kitchen Without Borders offers, we recommend trying Chef Shanthini’s fried eggplant in creamy curry leaf, fenugreek and tomato sauce:
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