KITHS Kitchen (Emergency Pantry Project)
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to address food insecurity among community members currently residing in the Olney-Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia. Kith’s Kitchen promotes nutrition and self-sufficiency by helping members obtain access to culturally affirming and immediate nutritious food supplies and connecting with long term services to sustain their food needs.
Coffee & Conversations
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to provide an opportunity for immigrant and refugee adults and older adults to gather in a safe space to share stories and have coffee (and other food items) with various community members. These social and community gatherings could help decrease social isolation, build and promote positive relationships, and improve mental health among this group. This project also allows for community members to have a voice to discuss concerns relevant to the immigrant and refugee communities and begin to put into action changes that elevate immigrants and refugees.
From Genocide to Tableside
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to provide a safe space for people to gather and converse about the history of refugees and immigrants currently residing in Philadelphia, their resettlement experiences, their triumph over trauma, and their determination to recover from the atrocities of genocide. These conversations can bring to light the strength of a community and ideas for continued growth fulfilling KITHS’ mission to provide opportunities that can lead to self-sufficiency within the immigrant and refugee communities. This project also allows for space to discuss lack of visibility when compared to more dominant communities, equal access to resources, and change the narrative about immigrants and refugees residing in Philadelphia.