Breaking Bread - 2018
In November, we gathered together for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City’s 3rd annual Breaking Bread. We enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and desserts prepared by Spice Kitchen Incubator entrepreneurs. We sat at the family table, built new friendships, and worked to overcome cultural and language barriers to ensure everyone felt welcome. Thank you for joining us at Breaking Bread to celebrate in the spirit of Thanksgiving.
At Breaking Bread this year, we welcomed nearly 225 guests, including 60 refugees and New Americans who shared a meal with their new neighbors. With the support of old friends and new, we collectively raised over $35,000 to support the vital programming and services offered by the IRC in Salt Lake City to newly arrived refugee families.
Throughout the evening, we enjoyed tasty sambusas prepared by Chef Hayat of Hayat’s Grill, a mouth-watering Japanese pumpkin custard baked by Chef Naomi of Prin-Ya Custards, and a hot cup of coffee donated by Blue Copper Coffee. During the program, we enjoyed a Q&A between longtime IRC volunteer, Claire Adams, and New American entrepreneur, Aung Thang, of Golden Land Auto Repair. We also gathered to honor IRC volunteers, community partners and supporters of our work through the Rescue Partner Awards.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Breaking Bread would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We would like to send a heartfelt thanks to our sponsors who continue to ensure our work continues: Wasatch Advisors, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Susan Poulin of Summit Sotheby’s, LDS Charities, Young Living Essential Oils, Celtic Bank, First Utah Bank, Health Plans University of Utah, Wells Fargo and Snap Shop Photo.