HummusTown: the no-profit which supports the syrian refugees
HummusTown is a non-profit organization born with the aim of providing a decent income for Syrian refugees seeking asylum in Italy. The project was born in 2018 thanks to the ambitious vision of Shaza Saker, an FAO employee born in Damascus to Syrian parents and resident in Rome for over 40 years.
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Through the employment of refugees, HummusTown seeks to promote intercultural exchange through food. Among the many Syrian specialties, we mainly produce and sell hummus, a popular Middle Eastern dip made from chickpeas, tahini and other ingredients.
“HummusTown aims at providing a decent income for syrian refugees who are looking for asylum in Italy “
(Co-Founder of HummusTown)
As the number of Syrian refugees has declined over the years, HummusTown adapted its declaration of interests to support other vulnerable communities, including refugees from countries other than Syria, victims of domestic abuse and violence from all backgrounds. It also supports economically marginalized Italians who have most suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic.