After the activities last December at the Real Cercle Artístic de Barcelona, at La Cuina de la Boquería and at the Business Club23 which were a success of participation, and which were very well received by all attendees, we can only congratulate ourselves for being able, despite the pandemic, having done some in person activities. Happily, this event, above all, supported a worthwhile charity - In this case, La Marató de TV3.
We have dedicated this January to reflect upon what we have learned while implementing these lessons to pursue new actions for 2021. We are here and reaching out to share our thoughts with you. In times of so much uncertainty, how the economic recovery may occur, when we will stop limiting ourselves to hug, when the vaccine will arrive for everyone, or when the restaurants will reopen, we have thought that, above all, and right now all we need to create a healthy flexibility for the love of life.
Adapting, and maintaining resilience, must also be one of the tools of organizations, associations and civil entities, to reformulate activities and proposals, as the engine of innovation, and must also come accompanied with the same flexibility by municipal organizations, corporations, public institutions and companies.
Dinners That Matter was born with three main goals. Yes, to relate, to be around a table, with friends, acquaintances, co-workers, family ... Meeting us to make it possible to share a table, to debate, to take a break from our daily lives. Also, to support restaurants, get to know the gastronomy, eat well, enjoy good food, get to know unique spaces in the city, and finally, but also nuclear for the project, to support a social cause, while enjoying all of the above...Help, make a team, add, contribute a grain of sand, know the work of social entities, whether in the fields of health or care.
Those things are precisely what have entered into a crisis during this past 2020 and we miss the most. They have not allowed us to relate, the masks have appeared, we have not been able to hug or touch. They have hardly let us go to restaurants, one of the sectors most affected by the social and economic crisis. And all those illnesses, personal situations, social actions with which we have been collaborating, have been overshadowed by the Covid19 and the pandemic. Everything that represented the Dinners That Matter has been almost banished.
And we have come to realize that what Dinners was proposing is what we are missing the most. It has become so apparent how important a hug in particular times is, with someone we haven't seen for a few days/months, just before a good, shared dinner. The importance of entities and groups that help those who suffer and those in need has been brought even closer into our viewpoint.
And how, all this will be important tomorrow, when everything comes back. Tomorrow ... we don't know when it will be. But we are sure it will be soon.
And we will wait for you. In the meantime, help us define the actions of Dinners That Matter. We already have some thoughts, which we will start sharing with you from next month. Let’s be ready!