Your Language Connection loves to support local businesses that make this a multicultural community for all of us to live and work in. That’s why we wanted to let you all know how much we love Upohar!

Upohar, which means “gift” in Bengali, was established in 2011 as a social impact catering business in Lancaster, Pa.

Their mission is to offer the gift of distinctive global cuisine to customers, and the gift of employment opportunity to newly arrived refugees in the city. They employ, train, and pay living wages to people experiencing significant barriers to workforce entry (such as newly resettled refugees or people experiencing homelessness), and put them on a path to economic self-sufficiency.

Not only is Upohar a wonderful part of our community that supports and employs immigrants (like Your Language Connection), but they also make amazing food! Our team loves when we hire Upohar to cater our large training events and we’ve always been very happy with their service.

I love supporting this women-owned business, and the way they bring culture and diversity to our community through their delicious food offerings. I recommend them anytime I can and use their catering services frequently!

Michelle Salinas, CEO, Your Language Connection

Upohar represents many countries with their home cooked dishes that are super flavorful and filling!

For more information, check out Upohar online — you won’t be disappointed!