U.S. Embassy personnel and family members participated in the MFA Day event on May 2nd illustrating the generosity of Americans and their spirit of volunteerism. MFA Day is an event in which foreign missions sell food and dishes representing their national cuisine with proceeds going to charity.
The American Embassy booth grilled and sold hamburgers and cheeseburgers as well as various cookies, cupcakes and other deserts baked by the American staff. This year, the Embassy leveraged public-private partnerships to raise funds and in-kind donations to support the booth. Pepsi generously donated soft drinks and beverages and even supplied a refrigerator. Honeywell donated funds, too, sufficient to purchase the hamburger meat.
In addition to the cookies and deserts provided by the American staff, many also donated funds and bottles of Jack Daniels that were in high demand at the event. Many attendees lined up to buy hamburgers as the aroma of grilled burgers wafted through the grounds. The grand display of chocolate chip cookies and decorated cupcakes easily drew the attention and lines of children and adults.