The Dave Chang Show: Evan Kleiman | Telling the Story of Food

The Dave Chang Show: Evan Kleiman | Telling the Story of Food

David Chang, founder of Momofuku​, and Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW's Good Food, discuss growing up as a food lover in Los Angeles. Hear them talk about local LA organizations that inspire at 01:24:16.

Podcast: That Moment with Host Doree Shafrir

Podcast: That Moment with Host Doree Shafrir

For the season finale of That Moment, we’re talking about food—our relationship to it, how we find it, and what it provides for us beyond just sustenance. Host Doree Shafrir talks to Miry Whitehill, who started Miry's List, an organization that pairs new arrivals in the US with the resources they need. Miry started the organization after a chance meeting with a Syrian mother. She quickly discovered that food doesn't just bridge cultures—it can help families get back on their feet.

Jewish Journal: Welcoming Refugees as Neighbors

Jewish Journal: Welcoming Refugees as Neighbors

Refugees usually arrive in a new country with little to their names, isolated because their language and customs are different. But some refugees who arrive in Los Angeles benefit from Miry’s List, an organization founded by Miry Whitehill, an Eagle Rock mother of two who knew that her local community could provide direct help to people who are strangers in a new land. 

Google Blog: Bringing hope to a refugee family, using Google Translate

Google Blog: Bringing hope to a refugee family, using Google Translate

For the past three years, my wife and I have been working with organizations involved with refugee resettlement efforts. We both have immigrant parents, so we’ve heard stories about resettling in a country to make a better life for your children, but being forced to leave a country is very different.

NBC Los Angeles: "Nonprofit Teams Up With City of LA for New Program 'Welcome, Neighbors'" (video)

NBC Los Angeles: "Nonprofit Teams Up With City of LA for New Program 'Welcome, Neighbors'" (video)

As the border crisis continues with refugees hoping to apply for asylum, another group of refugees from very different background gathered in downtown LA to break bread together. John Cádiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News.

The School for Humanity: "Welcoming Refugee Families Through Inspired Crowdsourcing Solutions" (podcast)

The School for Humanity: "Welcoming Refugee Families Through Inspired Crowdsourcing Solutions" (podcast)

Have you ever wondered how you could help the Refugee families that come to the United States? In this conversation with Miry Whitehill we discuss the three chronological pillars they practice to support each families’ first steps off the plane as they seek a safe haven from violence and persecution.

Bustle: Finer Things Club Merch Designed By Jenna Fischer Benefits Miry's List

Bustle: Finer Things Club Merch Designed By Jenna Fischer Benefits Miry's List

This is going to make The Office fans so happy. Jenna Fischer designed a Finer Things Club logo for charity, which you can have printed on specific items for really reasonable prices. The sales go to Miry's List, a non-profit organization providing refugee families seeking safe haven in the United States with anything they may need to survive, like diapers, toiletries, groceries, or meals.

Washington Post: American volunteers are helping refugees. The government should, too.

Washington Post: American volunteers are helping refugees. The government should, too.

“Why didn’t I think of that?” I wondered when I read the March 26 Metro article “American ‘mama bear’ helps refugees,” about a brilliant way to get supplies to refugees who arrive in this country with nothing. Then, as a former Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan, I thought, “Great, but where are our elected leaders?” Good-hearted Americans have always played a role in welcoming refugees in our communities, but they cannot replace the work of U.S. refugee resettlement agencies hit hard by recent Trump administration cutbacks. 

Washington Post: "Now anyone can easily send items to a U.S. refugee family’s home, thanks to one woman’s ‘mama bear instincts’"

Washington Post: "Now anyone can easily send items to a U.S. refugee family’s home, thanks to one woman’s ‘mama bear instincts’"

A year and a half ago, Miry Whitehill got a call from a neighborhood friend who had met a family of recently arrived refugees from Syria. They had a 7-month old and were in search of a jumperoo, a doorway harness that a baby can bounce in.

Food & Wine: How Miry Whitehill Resettles Refugees, One Dinner at a Time

Food & Wine: How Miry Whitehill Resettles Refugees, One Dinner at a Time

Miry Whitehill never set out to start a nonprofit organization . Or a monthly supper club featuring Middle Eastern cuisine, hosted by immigrant families—which is how most people find out about the organization, Miry’s List. The Los Angeles-based former marketing exec and stay-at-home mom got pulled into this whole thing a year and a half ago, when a friend called.

Parade: "Miry’s List Supports Refugee Families Through Community and Food + Fattoush Salad Recipe"

Parade: "Miry’s List Supports Refugee Families Through Community and Food + Fattoush Salad Recipe"

In July 2016, Miry Whitehill was a stay-at-home mom living in Southern California when a friend introduced her to a family of new arrival refugees from Syria—a dad, mom and their twin 5-year-old girls and 5-month-old baby boy. Whitehill’s friend, Suzanne, wanted to find a secondhand Fisher-Price Jumperoo chair (a chair that bounces and spins with toys that keep baby busy), so the tired parents could take a break. New Jumperoos cost between $70 and $130.