Save Mama Safia’s Kitchen

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Mama Safia opened her doors December 1, 2018 with little but her life savings instead of retiring at the age 66. Her passion for cooking led to her lifelong dream of owning her own restaurant. Mama Safia wanted to bring authentic Somali cuisine to the Longfellow Neighborhood. The restaurant’s motto was “From Our Kitchen To Yours” in which she made all her dishes from scratch. 

Mama Safia understands the anger pulsing throughout Minneapolis. We stand in solitary with George Floyd and his family. She states “I can always rebuild but we will NEVER get George back. My condolences to the Floyd family.”

On March 18, Mama Safia closed her doors because of the stay at  home order for her safety and the safety of the community. She used her stimulus check, her husband’s and her daughters‘ to make the rent payment for the restaurant.

On May 28, 2020 her dream was destroyed.

Please help however you can.  

This is organized by Mama Safia’s daughters


  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 19 mos
  • Lindsey Freeland 
    • $25 
    • 19 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 19 mos
  • Sandy Cattaneo  
    • $100 
    • 19 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 19 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Saida Hassan 
Minneapolis, MN
Safia Munye 
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