Ocka Treats, along with the featured artisans of Season 5 of food.curated. is raising money for families separated at the border tonight (March 19, 2019) at Kickstarter HQ in Brooklyn, NY.
Did you know...
"Nearly 12,800 immigrant children are currently being detained at the borders and 2,500 of those children were separated from their parents and isolated under a new administration policy. There are cases being reported of coerced adoptions of children, five-year-olds signing documents waving their rights, and physical, mental, and sexual abuse."
Read More at NYTimes.
The founders of Ocka Treats, Carmen and Evelyn, are immigrants and work alongside immigrants from cooks, kitchen workers, entrepreneurs in the food world. They believe this policy of forced family separation is inhumane and wrong. They want to help and will use their skills and resources to help raise funds for the Florence Project, an organization dedicated to providing legal services to reunite families.
Thank you for those who purchased tickets to the event, which is now SOLD OUT! Please continue to support local small business which provides jobs and many opportunities for immigrants.