Culture, community and kindness—right from your very own home.
United We Eat @home is a new project from Soft Landing Missoula that is building off of the popularity of our monthly United We Eat Supper Club and other food opportunities.
United We Eat aims to celebrate the incredible culinary talent of Missoula’s newest neighbors and international residents, whose rich and flavorful cooking traditions provide a cultural bridge that enriches our shared community.
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 began to provide a platform for people 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 have led us down the path of our successful monthly Supper Club in partnership with local restaurants. We can't wait to see what this next chapter in the sharing of refugee and immigrant families' traditional foods will bring.
Here is how it works:
In collaboration with Riversong Gourmet, we will present a new "simple but adventurous" menu every Friday (sending out via email list, so sign up below!) and orders will be taken through Sunday at midnight, giving you a chance to include the option in your weekend weekly meal planning. The preordered, prepaid meal will then be available for a quick and easy pick up Wednesday from 4:30-6:30pm at the Riversong Gourmet kitchen as you head home to enjoy dinner with your family and friends.
The chefs and highlighted global regions will vary, so every week will be different! Proceeds from UWE will directly support the guest chef and Soft Landing Missoula.
We are so grateful to the refugees and immigrants for their willingness to share this special piece of their culture with us and also so thankful that Missoula shares an eagerness to enjoy unique and vibrant cultural food! A special thank you to Paige Pitzer and Riversong Gourmet for offering her kitchen, creative collaboration and guidance in this exciting new endeavor. This also wouldn't be possible with out some very dedicated and wonderful volunteers—let us know if you would like to join the team!
In a world divided, we believe it is United We Eat!