Dinners for Humanity is a community movement whose mission is to restore dignity, increase awareness and remove the misconceptions against those living on our streets. We believe transient people are too often overlooked, stereotyped and deprived of their individuality humanity and dignity.
In order to raise an experiential awareness about homelessness and fight the stereotypes associated with it, Dinners for Humanity aims to organize small, intimate dinners in various restaurants (~5 ppl), associating volunteers and people living on the streets. Through these dinner we hope the community will come together and share bonds than transcend one’s living conditions.
By sharing time with a less fortunate member of the community, we acknowledge those living on the streets as unique individuals and help to restore their dignity and humanity. Because so many people struggling with life on the streets feel unwanted, we are making someone feel loved, visible and connected to the community. Additionally, by taking a transient person to a restaurant, we are sharing a moment that we often take for granted but is a luxury for those living on the streets.
We also hope that these connections will raise awareness about the struggles of transient people. Public discourse about homelessness is often full of stereotypes and we are confident that an understanding of the nuances of the issue grounded in personal experience will greatly enrich the conversation about homelessness.