Through cuisine and conversation, we strive to build relationships, create understanding and strengthen the livelihoods of refugee women in our community.
Worldwide, breaking bread breaks barriers. HomeDish is not simply a shared meal, but an experience to inspire the heart, delight the senses, and engage the mind. While many citizens in Omaha are sympathetic to supporting refugees, people haven’t necessarily met and dined with them. They haven’t sat next to a Syrian woman and heard her tell how her daughter secretly wears a glittery headband under her hijab, or how an Afghan woman would keep the lights dimmed because the Taliban forbade electricity use after sundown. HomeDish’s groundbreaking dinners are an experience that are popular and well-supported by donors. We know that an involved community directly affects human dignity and the capacity of individuals to grow. We are proud to invest in an often-overlooked population—providing the tools for women to become autonomous and independent through food, conversation & empowerment.
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A HomeDish dinner means sharing a meal and conversation with local refugee women in the comfort of homes around Omaha. On a regular basis, we invite women to join us around a dinner table, or more often, in a circle sitting on the floor, to feast on authentic, homemade food prepared by refugee women. Whether Sudanese or Syrian, Nepali or Iraqi, Omaha’s refugee women have rich gifts and talents to share. Our guest chefs not only prepare traditional foods from their homelands but also share the evening with us in conversation and mutuality. The Benson Area Refugee Taskforce (BART) provides support for the program, as do ticket sales from the dinners themselves.
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~Committee~ Pam Font-Gabel, chair Amy Rouse Colleen McQuillan Johnson Hannah Young Kyoki Roberts Maria Fernandez Mary Carollo Nadia Bessembinders