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    Getting everything together for refugee families

    Day 7

    A Home Cooked Meal

    The girls of Girls for Africa – a mentorship and empowerment group based in Omaha – know well the struggles that their parents face to provide the best lives they can. And during the winter season, it can be especially tough to make ends meet, especially piecing together a home-cooked meal.

    So for Day 7, we helped them make sure that refugee families living in Omaha have at least one meal together during these difficult times. Their idea? Creating a meal kit with all the necessary ingredients for them to prepare and share a meal.

    Together with the Girls for Africa crew, we purchased and put the meals together at the nearby Refugee Empowerment Center. Then, they delivered them to low-income families they knew could use them the most.

    The families got mac and cheese, canned corn, meat, canned green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, and a cookie mix.

    The girls added a little extra touch to the meal kits, a blue ribbon – the Girls for Africa color.

    “Families get to eat all together and parents won’t have to stress about providing for their families,” said Nyareak, a sophomore in high school.

    The struggles of parents and families are top of mind for these girls. They recognize the challenges their parents and other families face on a constant basis. This is one way that they were able to tell them that their efforts are not unnoticed – that they are truly appreciated.

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