Melina Macall on Syria Supper Club

Melina Macall, co-founder of The United Tastes of America & Syria Supper Club, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss using food to bond neighbors and recent refugees in our communities.

“It enables us to personalize the impersonal,” Macall says of her organization’s work with food. Syria Supper Club creates connections and fosters new friendships across language, culture and nationality.

“My perception of the Syrian refugee crisis could have been what I see in the media,” she explains, “but then I have no real sense of that being a person.” However, when sitting down and having a meal together, you can see the refugee as a real person. “We do have points of connection and food is one of them.”

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