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November 21 - IRC & Spice Kitchen - Breaking Bread

  • The Union Event Center 235 North 500 West Salt Lake City, UT, 84116 United States (map)
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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City cordially invites you to join us at our 4th annual Breaking Bread, a fundraising dinner welcoming refugees and New Americans to the Beehive State. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, enjoy an evening focused on the family table, where new beginnings are celebrated, where friendships arise from shared experiences, and where food bridges all barriers. Break bread as a community and welcome our new American friends to this place we all call home.

In the tradition of Thanksgiving, guests will share a meal with an international flair catered by small business entrepreneurs participating in our Spice Kitchen Incubator program, take family portraits, and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage welcome for all.

Funds raised from Breaking Bread will support the work of the IRC in Salt Lake City.

When: Thursday, November 29, 2019 from 6:30-9:00pm.
Dinner begins at 7:30pm

Where: The Union Event Center
235 North 500 West, Salt Lake City, Utah

How: Tickets and more information »
Early bird tickets for adults will be $100 until Oct. 19, then $125 after the early bird period.
Tickets available for adults (16 years & older) and youth (5 to 15 years old).
Children under five years old can attend the event for free if their attendance is confirmed via email.

In 2018, Breaking Bread attracted over 225 community members who joined 60 recently arrived refugees and New Americans 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 $35,000 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 number of event sponsorship opportunities available. Learn more here »

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, contact our development manager, Jesse Sheets, at 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.

All proceeds raised at Breaking Bread will directly support the work of the IRC in Salt Lake City and the refugees & New Americans we serve.

Please note the non-tax deductible, Fair Market Value of all adult and youth individual tickets is $45.

For questions or more information, kindly contact the IRC in SLC at or by phone at 801.883.8455.


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.

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