TACOMA – On Thursday, Oct. 22, Tacoma Community House (TCH) and 19 area restaurants will partner to host the third annual FLAVOR: Stand up for Immigrants, Sit Down for a Meal. FLAVOR celebrates the culinary talents and contributions of immigrant owned and/ or immigrant-friendly restaurants. Proceeds from the culinary celebration support TCH’s mission of promoting opportunities for immigrants and other community members through its four core programs, Education, Employment, Immigration and Advocacy.
Each restaurant will be donating a minimum of 25% of all food sales to support the immigrant integration services offered by Tacoma Community House. Annually, TCH serves approximately 3,600 individuals from over 90 countries of origin.
This year’s co-chairs, are proprietors Russel Brunton, Indochine Asian Dining Lounge and Bertrand Young, Aviateur. Both see the important contributions TCH makes to our community and the need to celebrate the talents of immigrant-owned restaurants. The following restaurants are participating:
AVIATEUR FRENCH DINER
1498 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
DIRTY OSCAR’S ANNEX
2309 6th Ave., Tacoma
DOYLE’S PUBLIC HOUSE
208 St. Helens Ave. S., Tacoma
2515 N Proctor St., Tacoma
GATEWAY TO INDIA
2603 6th Ave., Tacoma
913 M.L.K. Jr Way, Tacoma
INDOCHINE ASIAN DINING LOUNGE
1924 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
445 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma
JOESEPPI’S ITALIAN RISTORANTÉ
2207 N. Pearl St., Tacoma
JOSEFINA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT
4816 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
MARROW KITCHEN & BAR
2717 6th Ave., Tacoma
1128 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma
IL LUCANO RISTORANTÉ ITALIANO
3119 Judson St., #B, Gig Harbor
GATEWAY TO INDIA
6565 Kimball Dr. #102, Gig Harbor
KARMA INDIAN CUISINE & LOUNGE I L D
12623 Meridian Ave. E, South Hill
FIESTA TAQUERIA & TUQUILA BAR I L D
506 N Meridian., Puyallup
What makes TCH truly unique in the South Sound region is its longevity, commitment to community service and multiservice approach. For many clients, TCH is a one-stop experience. They come to TCH for one service and end up connected to many – English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education (reading, writing and math), computer classes and child literacy support, employment services (work readiness, job search and placement assistance), immigration services and client advocacy (crime victim) support.
Established in the settlement house tradition in 1910, TCH’s mission is to create opportunities for immigrants and other community members in the Puget Sound region. The programs and services that will directly benefit from the proceeds of Flavor include: job readiness programs and placement services, immigration and naturalization services, adult basic education and English as a Second Language classes, citizenship and computer classes, domestic violence and sexual assault services, translation and interpretation services, as well as tutoring programs that serve both children and adults.
“Demand for all of our immigrant integration initiatives has grown over the past year,” said Liz Dunbar, TCH’s Executive Director. “Through Flavor, our goal is to highlight the positive contributions that immigrants are making in our neighborhoods and communities, all while raising critical funds that help our participants thrive while navigating life in a new country.”
More information about the event can be found online at www.tacomacommunityhouse.org.