Event, Food and Drink
Nov 15, 2018

Dining For Justice Event Will Help Reunite Separated Families

On December 9, local food vendors will be gathering in Long Island City for a Queens Dinner Club event called Dining For Justice to raise money for Immigrant Families Together (IFT). (…)

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This photo was taken by an IFT parent, who said, “Gracias a cada una de las personas que an hecho que nuestra vida tenga un nuevo color.” (“Thanks to each and every one of you who has given our lives new color.”)

On December 9, local food vendors will be gathering in Long Island City for a Queens Dinner Club event called Dining For Justice to raise money for Immigrant Families Together (IFT). This organization provides support for immigrant families separated at the US/Mexican border and seeks to reunite parents and children. It also provides ongoing support to families affected by separations.

Dining For Justice will be held from 5pm to 8pm at Sound River Studios, which is located at 4-40 44th Drive in LIC. It will feature tasting stations hosted by various local eateries and lots of food to sample.

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Confirmed vendors include John Brown Smokehouse, M Wells, and Kurry Qulture — all three of which recently got Michelin nods. Other vendors include Fletchers BBQ, Spoon and Sprout, Boishakhi, Hill Country, The Queensboro, Caseiro e Bom, and more. This is, of course, in keeping with the Queens Dinner Club’s dedication to showcasing the diversity of cuisine that can be found in Queens.

There will also be auctioned and raffled items as well as appearances by elected officials.

“Chefs are passionate, caring people,” said Jonathan Forgash, a Queens Dinner Club member and co-creator of the event. “I knew this would be an amazing opportunity for the food community to help Immigrant Families Together raise money and create a fun evening for everyone involved.”

Tickets for the event are available now, and each ticket comes with five raffle tickets. You can also check out other ways to help IFT on their website.

 

One Comment

Skip Seglipse

It’s unclear to me, outside of getting a bunch of press, what this charity has actually done/will be doing and how they plan on allocating any money they raise.

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