About The New Neighbor Cookie Table

The New Neighbor Cookie Table is a social food enterprise started by Hello Neighbor, a 501c3 nonprofit working to improve the lives of recently resettled refugee families in the city of Pittsburgh. Over the past year we have started offering New Neighbor Cookie Tables for special events and holidays. Food is an important part of culture and community all over the world, and is a great way for recently resettled refugees to maintain a part of their cultural identity.


We serve refugees from 12 different countries and have found that many of our refugee women are amazing bakers. We founded the New Neighbor Cookie table as a way for our refugee women–nearly all moms–to support their families through supplemental income and share their favorite recipes with their new community.


We are proud to now have 20 Hello Neighbor bakers from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and offer a variety of traditional Middle Eastern sweets. Each set is made with love by a local refugee mom and $0.75 of the proceeds from every cookie goes directly to the baker herself.


About Hello Neighbor

Hello Neighbor is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that works to improve the lives of recently resettled refugee and immigrant families by matching them with Americans as mentors and friends to guide and support them in their new lives. Since launching in 2017 over 95 refugee and immigrant families from 12 countries have been matched with their new neighbors to help them feel welcome and gain confidence in their new lives in Pittsburgh.