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Breaking Bread, Building Bonds

This citywide initiative from Mayor Eric Adams aims to cultivate the immense diversity of our city and bring New Yorkers together to learn about common bonds, share cultures and traditions, and break down silos between communities. There is more that bonds us than divides us. These efforts seek to unite New Yorkers regardless of their background, build understanding, and aid in ending bias, hate, and discrimination. This initiative is being led by the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (OPHC) and the Mayor's Community Affairs Unit (CAU). Breaking Bread, Building Bonds is determined to organize one thousand meals and conversations across the city, starting in early 2023, with ten everyday people from New York City's diverse communities that make our City.

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Breaking Bread, Building Bonds is supported by the following city agencies and community partners.

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