Minneapolis E4E redirects January benefit to Haiti

This month, come to Haiti.

Eat good food, drink good drinks, enjoy good people. And do some small good for a larger community in need at this month’s benefit shindig. Last month, we raised $400 for two Cambodian entrepreneurs on Kiva.org, a person-to-person micro-lending Web site.

By now, you’ve heard about the devastating earthquake that hit the island nation of Haiti earlier this week. The epicenter of the 7.0 quake hit just south of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital and home to almost 2 million people. Before the quake, Haiti already ranked the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. The country doesn’t have the infrastructure or resources to deal with a crisis of this magnitude.

Your supper money will go to Partners in Health, which has been working on the ground in Haiti for almost 25 years. Founded by Dr. Paul Farmer, PIH works to bring modern medical care to poor communities, and is one of the largest non-governmental health care providers in Haiti today. The work of PIH has three goals: to care for patients, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and to share lessons learned around the world. During the last few days, PIH has treated survivors at mobile clinics and makeshift triage centers. You can hear up-to-the-minute updates at standwithhaiti.org

You’ll feast on…
Pollo Guisado, Creole Chicken
Vegetable Stew
Rice and Beans
Sweet Tomato Salsa
Home-brewed Ginger Beer
Ginger-Coconut-Mango Trifle
And more…

Dinner starts at 7, and we suggest a $10-15 donation. You’re welcome to bring friends. Please email Em — emtorg (at) eatforequity (dot) org or call: 617-780-9824 for details on location.

We’ll also have Eat for Equity t-shirts that are sweatshop free, made in America and printed by a local screenprinter for sale. After costs of the shirt, all money goes toward Eat for Equity.