The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City cordially invites you to join us at our 3rd annual Breaking Bread, an evening focused on the family table—where food bridges all barriers, friendships arise from shared experiences, and where refugee families join us at the table. In the tradition of Thanksgiving, guests will share a meal with an international flair, take family portraits, and enjoy interactive activities focused on the family table. Break bread as a community and welcome our new American friends to this place we all call home.
Funds raised from Breaking Bread will support the work of the IRC in Salt Lake City.
When: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 from 6:30 PM -9:00 PM
Where: The Garden Place, This is the Place Heritage Park
2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah
How: More Information and Buy Tickets.
(Thanks to wonderful community support this event is sold-out.)
Breaking Bread attracts refugee supporters in Salt Lake City to enjoy a meal alongside refugee families.
Program. Doors open at 6:30pm. A pre-dinner bite will be provided by Hayat’s Grill, a Spice Kitchen Incubator entrepreneur. Our open bar with wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be open throughout the evening. The program, including a former refugee speaker and the presentation of our Rescue Partner awards, will begin at 7:15pm and wrap up at 8pm—just in time for dessert provided by Prin-Ya, a Spice Kitchen Incubator entrepreneur, served alongside a self-serve coffee and tea bar. The locally roasted coffee will be provided by Blue Copper Coffee.
Activities. Enjoy a pop-up family portrait studio brought to you by Snap Shop Photos, leave a note at our Welcome Tree activity and learn more about new friends at your table. If you’re bringing children, we set aside a space just for them to participate in creative, no-mess craft projects.
Dinner. Prepared and served by our friends at The Blended Table, the family-style dinner is inspired by Thanksgiving with an international flair. Gluten-free and vegan options will be served. You will help yourself and your neighbor to a serving (or two!) right at the table.
In 2017, Breaking Bread attracted nearly 250 community members who joined 75 recently arrived refugees at the family table to enjoy a meal together. We welcomed a wide network of the IRC’s supporters, volunteers and friends to enjoy a meal alongside refugee families raising nearly $30,000 to support crucial programming for the refugees we serve. The dinner, served family style, featured cuisines from around the world catered by our Spice Kitchen Incubator program entrepreneurs.
Event Sponsorships – We do have a limited number of event sponsorships available. Event sponsors receive tickets to the event as well as printed and digital recognition to 8,000+ supporters of our work and the refugees we serve. For more information about sponsoring Breaking Bread, please visit the event registration page or contact our development manager, Jesse Sheets, at Jesse.Sheets@rescue.org or by phone at 801.883.8457. Don’t miss this opportunity to join us to showcase your brand and stand with refugees in the Beehive State.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps millions of people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict to survive, recover and regain control of their futures. In 1994, the IRC in Salt Lake City opened its doors and has since resettled over 10,500 refugees. The minute these brave individuals step off the plane in Salt Lake City, IRC staff and volunteers are there to help them on the final leg of their journey and continue to provide critical services for 24 months.
For questions or more information, kindly contact the IRC in SLC at SaltLakeCity@rescue.org or by phone at 801.883.8455.