On Tuesday, March 28, from 5-8 PM the Gettysburg High School Chapter of Amnesty International will be hosting a “conflict cuisine” themed meal to benefit Syrian refugees at Olivia’s Restaurant at 3015 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, PA 17325. The skilled kitchen staff will prepare a special mediterranean menu celebrating ancient regional culinary traditions that will provide diners with an opportunity to enjoy food much like that from the conflicted region and support refugees with a portion of the proceeds.
The concept of conflict cuisine was developed by several organizations such as Conflict Kitchen in Pittsburgh and uses food from conflict plagued regions as a demonstration of common experiences and shared humanity of all people around the world.
The direct recipient of the proceeds from this event will be the American Refugee Committee. This highly-rated charity provides shelter, food, hygiene, protection, education and entrepreneurial guidance to displaced peoples throughout the world. Currently this organization is helping victims of the conflicts in Syria, South Sudan, Myanmar. ARM has a great reputation and has received a very high rating on the Charity Navigator site. If you have any questions about this event or the Gettysburg High School Amnesty please contact Peter Sontheimer at Gettysburg Area High School.