November 18, 2021
On Tuesday, November 16th, AAFSC’s wonderful supporters joined us for our “A Night in Little Egypt” community dinner on Steinway Street in Queens to celebrate the local, immigrant-owned business “Mombar” and support’s AAFSC’s critical food security initiatives! We welcomed 34 AAFSC supporters – Board members, Advisory Council members, previous ESOL volunteers, newcomers, family members and more! Moustafa, Mombar’s owner and head chef prepared a customized menu for our guests including hummus, foul mudammas, the famous Egyptian dish koshari, muhamasa, and kofta.
Chef Moustafa was gracious and master in the kitchen - everything he prepared was so delicious!
AAFSC Board member Roberta Baum
The artistically–curated, communal layout of Mombar fostered the perfect environment to connect with new people, enjoy a delicious meal together, listen to curated Egyptian sounds by DJ Aziz, and gather in support for AAFSC’s critical food security initiatives.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have served as an essential provider to many vulnerable immigrant and refugee families and provided complimentary, wrap-around services to 10,000 community members. Through our Emergency Fund, we have distributed $500,000 of emergency financial assistance to help families who are not otherwise eligible for public benefits and helped connect over 900 individuals to SNAP benefits. All donations from our “A Night in Little Egypt” community dinner will go directly towards these critical food security initiatives and continue to support our work ensuring vulnerable New Yorkers are not left behind. We want to thank everyone who attended and supported this evening and we look forward to welcoming you to more events in the future!