YIMBY Dinner

In the summer and autumn of 2015 the arrival of the refugees in Finland caused a lot of discussions and also fear in Helsinki. It is, of course, easy to be afraid of something you don’t know. Together with Helsinki Deaconess Institute we decided to do something about it, and so in September 2015, we arranged a dinner for the people of Helsinki and the refugees.

We prepared the food with the students of the Deaconess Institute along with other volunteers, and invited the old and the new neighbours to share the dinner, where you would be able to taste the flavours of all of our home countries. The dinner was partly made with food donations and included a variety of different vegetarian courses. Payment for the meal was voluntary, so that everyone could join in. Once we added candles and a DJ the dinner turned out to be quite the party!