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Food Stories: From Burma to the Bay

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Event date: October 24, 2016
Time: 7pm PDT

Thank you to everyone who helped to make Food Stories: From Burma to the Bay a record-breaking year! Together we raised more than $45,000 to support refugees arriving to Northern California. We are deeply grateful to our guests and sponsors whose generosity make our work possible. 


At Food Stories: From Burma to the Bay, the IRC will celebrate the global cuisines that our clients bring to our neighborhoods. Join us at this annual fundraising event and sample delicious appetizers inspired by IRC clients’ home countries, and prepared by talented local chefs. This year's participating restaurants and caterers are Ariana Sweets, Reem's California, Sweety's Kitchen, Tawla and Win Family Catering. DJ Pamchop will provide the evening's soundtrack. 

There will also a selection of wine and beer, as well as a fund-a-need auction that further supports the refugees & asylees we serve. There will also be a special exhibit telling the stories of refugee children and their parents, in their own words. 

This fundraising event is organized and hosted by the local GenR chapter and benefits the IRC’s refugee resettlement programs in Northern California. Tickets now available here.

Location: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco

Time: 6:00 PM VIP; 7:00 PM General Admission

Earlybird Ticket Price: $65 per person

General Ticket Price: $75 per person

VIP Ticket Price: $100 per person

General ticket holders receive:

  • Access to the event from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Food, beer, and wine
  • IRC gift bag

VIP ticket holders receive:

  • Access to the VIP reception from 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • An intimate viewing of the special exhibit featuring the stories of local refugees
  • VIP IRC gift bag

$40 of every ticket is not tax deductible.

For information about the event, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Maggie.Hicks [at] Rescue.org (subject: From%20Burma%20to%20the%20Bay) .

 About GenR

GenR—short for Generation Rescue—is a group of young, influential humanitarians who have joined forces with the International Rescue Committee to help people survive conflict and disaster and rebuild their lives.

When you become a GenR member, you not only join a community of like-minded individuals, you also have the opportunity to attend exclusive IRC-related cultural events, volunteer with recently resettled refugees, and network with humanitarian leaders.

About the IRC

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in more than 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.

The IRC in Northern California was established in San Francisco in 1975 in response to the needs of arriving Vietnamese refugees. Over the past 40 years, the IRC has helped 60,000 refugees, asylees, immigrants, and other marginalized communities resume or begin independent, stable, and productive lives in the Bay Area.