About United We Eat
For families forced to leave everything behind, the unique things that can be carried—the things that are kept in hearts and heads—oftentimes are recipes and traditions surrounding food. With interest and requests from refugee and immigrant families, SLM has provided a platform for refugee chefs to feel valued by sharing their food with their new community.
Beginning in the summer of 2017, SLM supported families selling food at the Missoula Farmers’ Market and worked with two individuals to navigate licensing requirements and paperwork for opening their own businesses. Increased interest on the part of refugees, immigrants, and the Missoula community led us down the path of our successful monthly Supper Club in partnership with local restaurants, holiday cookie sales, and the United We Eat @home weekly take-out meal program over the summer of 2019.
Beginning in September of 2020, with a brand new commercial kitchen located downtown at the First United Methodist Church, and with a new program manager and kitchen manager, UWE@home will offer weekly meals cooked by a rotating team of refugee chefs.
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In a world divided, we believe it is United We Eat!