The Welcome to America Project Share-A-Meal with a refugee family has been a tremendous boost to our neighbors in need. While you could not share a meal physically with refugees, you certainly did so virtually. So far, we have shared more than 250 twenty-dollar gift cards with refugee families, partnering with resettlement agencies, ethnic community based organizations (ECBOs) and Valencia Newcomer School to make sure families are supported during their temporary unemployment setbacks. With most refugee first jobs in service industry settings, sudden unemployment is widespread among refugees. Sharing meals with refugees has certainly closed the social distance and nourished families nutritionally and spiritually. All Share-A-Meal cards are a result of donations. Thanks for sharing, kind community. Yes, we are all a part of the welcome and can be quite helpful during temporary setbacks on the journey to self sufficiency.