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Refugee Community Kitchen

With so many young people and children affected this is a cause close to our hearts.

FairTunes Director Steve Bedlam (Events), Sam Jones (Chef), Paula Gallardo (Doula), Bobbie Greenish (Teacher) and Janie Mac (Activist and Lecturer) are the coordinators of this humanitarian mission. They say:

“We have seen tens of thousands of people forced to leave their homes and risking theirs and their families lives to find refuge with us in the West.

As a result, we are pulling together our skills and those of our resourceful friends, and anyone else drawn to help, to set up a communal kitchen in the Calais refugee camps and other similar camps in Europe.

Our aim is to feed where food is needed, to build where we can build and to give our support to the volunteers on the ground. As winter sets in, we can really help by providing hot nourishing food on a daily basis. At present, many of the camps do not have basic facilities and many are going hungry.”

What can you do to help them to help others?

The Kitchen needs VOLUNTEERS to help
Please email refugeecommunitykitchen@gmail.com if you can assist us in any way either in the UK or on the continent with time/energy/skills/ideas.

The Kitchen need a lot of FOOD & EQUIPMENT – please see our regularly up-dated WISH LIST on the Facebook page under “Files” menu – and email refugeecommunitykitchen@gmail.com with any offers of equipment and/or food.

The Kitchens need MONEY
Please DONATE through the You Caring page.
Use 18409728 Donation as reference.
100% of donations go to the cause.
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Facebook Posts

Hello we travel back from uk to Dieppe every 5 weeks approx. If anyone can meet us off ferry we may bring food across. Sorry that we cannot alter our port of entry for you x ... See MoreSee Less

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Anyone coming up from Portugal or Spain from early August (up to 13th)... I d love a rideshare, happy to contribute to all costs... PLEASE pass on to any contacts. I m happy to do whatever is required in (or out of) your collective kitchen. Experienced cook for frontline actions... Blessings to u n yr soul food :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi Sliz and Maude, We gave some food donations from Spar to pick up from Debbie Bliss Home and hopefully more to
come. When do you pick up?
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4 days ago  ·  

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Being offered equipment left in a kitchen of a school that is closing - do you need baking trays, large roasting tins, serving trays etc? ... See MoreSee Less

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Winging its way to you at RCK from Milliways restaurant at Secret Garden Party 💕💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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Our annual fundraiser Cream Tea is Monday 1st August from 2.30-5.30 in Hastings and I need volunteer helpers to wait/pour tea/serve scones. Some of my usual volunteers are on holiday... Great causes: Refugee Community Kitchen and Friary Gardeners, the Hastings horticultural therapy charity. Can anyone help...? ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago  ·  

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Kitchen needs
💕fresh herbs,
💕chilli flakes & fresh chilli
💕fresh veg (not potatoes),
💕turmeric and other ground spices,
💕big bags of nuts and dried fruit,
💕big tinned tomatoes(always needed)
💕olive oil
with thanks and gratitude in advance from RCK 💙🙏💙
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7 days ago  ·  

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The fabulous Cook Food company based in Kent have offered to provide some basic food staples on a regular basis to the kitchen. Paula Gallardo can you get in touch with me and I will connect you. ... See MoreSee Less

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Other ways you can help

1. Share the Facebook Group with your friends
2. Follow them on Twitter @RefugeeCKitchen
3. Ask your local shops if they would like to donate bulk dried foods (5kg and above no small tins and packets )for the kitchen, (see list of foods in the Wish Lists in Files)
4. Set up your own fundraiser for the cause such as this Xmas Pop-Up Vintage & Designer Sale on behalf of the Refugee Community Kitchen