“In peace or war, the ultimate refuge—the sanctuary of all that is humane—lies distilled within the warmth of the kitchen.”
— Paul Salopek, National Geographic

Sanctuary Kitchen program brings refugees and community together through food

Aug. 24, 2017

“Food has a way of bringing people together,” said Sumiya Khan of Sanctuary Kitchen. “By coming together over food, it really brings a different perspective to people who might be considered different.”

The Bridge Between Iraq and Connecticut? Cooking

Aug. 20, 2017 

To counter a narrative of fear about refugees, a community in New Haven breaks bread — quite literally — with their new neighbor Zainab, an Iraqi cook.

Culinary Hearts

Dec. 14, 2017

But it’s not just about the food. “I was thinking about something that [would] help me to… meet American people,” Fatema explains. “Sanctuary Kitchen helped me a lot to get to know people… and to be more comfortable talking in English.”