For this year's World Refugee Day, Gramforacause is partnering with EIGHTY again to raise support for Church World Service (CWS) as they continue to serve refugee families in Jersey City.
We will be hosting a Kamayan dinner - a Filipino traditional family style meal where anyone and everyone can gather at the table and eat with their hands. We decided on this type of meal to show that inclusion and diversity truly matter to us.
Come join us at the table as we share a meal, learn more about how the refugee families are doing in their transition, and discover different ways where we can support. Proceeds will be going towards grocery gift cards for these families.
There are some key things to take note of before you purchase your tickets:
Kamayan literally means eating with your hands. There will be wet wipes but not forks, spoons or knives.
A kamayan is a traditional family and communal-style meal in the Philippines. There will be no individual portions served. You must be very comfortable sharing with strangers. If not, we recommend buying tickets in groups so that we can try to seat your party together. However, we can't make any promises except that it'll be a lot of fun.
Here's the big one: We can't accommodate any dietary requests. We want to make sure that the meal you're having that night is as close to the kinds of Filipino flavors we love. So we're allowing our families to prepare these dishes the way they always do.
We hope to see you there!
If you can't join us and still want to support the cause, just click on the green TICKETS button and it will show you the option to make a donation. Thank you!