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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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Two weeks spent working with this wonderful group of inspirational people, people of all ages,from all countries and from all backgrounds all working tirelessly,always willing and always smiling. What an honour to be by your sides. And thanks for putting up with all the demands so graciously. Feeling very proud
💕Thank you team RCK💕
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Hello I am trying to arrange a visit to help in the kitchen in Calais but I have no transport. Please can you advise how I get down and what I need to do to visit? I have some spare time now to give to it. Thx ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello lovely people !

So good news with the court in Lille ruling to halt for now all planned evictions of restaurants and community centres, we are all very happy and pleasantly surprised that the judge responded to reason.

Destroying the restaurants would have been a cruel and inhumane, and just goes to show the contempt that some of the governmental officials have for the vulnerable and displaced people who live there n the camp,people who are simply searching for peace and a place to be in this world.

The Calais camp is over 9000 people and rising 864 who are children, our food output and is steadily rising, we currently make 2000 hot composite meals per day and need is growing. Our sister group Calais kitchens whom we work closely with and support are serving food parcels of dry foods and basic vegetables to all 9000 residents weekly.

We have with your help expanded our work area, burner units and serving container capacity. All energies are gearing up for the growing need, and with the kind and energetic support of donors and volunteers we are rising to meet the basic needs of all here that need it .

The support and many fundraising initiatives are the life blood of this project , thank you from us and all whom receive the resources that you have all made possible.

We need more support now than ever so please if you or anyone you know can in any way , please fundraise, donate or volunteer .

Money is the best resource as we can receive as it enables us to buy the wholesale amounts of food by the tonne at the best prices, meaning we can reach as many people as possible .

To donate , please fill in gift aid form as we will receive %25 more from the government for every pound donated !

mydonate.bt.com/charities/refugeecommunitykitchen

www.youcaring.com/refugee-community-kitchen-474904

To volunteer as a experienced cook/ chef :
mailto:Refugeecommunitykitchen@gmail.com

To volunteer as a general volunteer :
mailto:Calaiskitchens@gmail.com

Love and thanks to you all

The Rck team ❤️🌍❤️
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Here with the Gordon Ramsay of the refugee kitchen...#calais

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CALLING LONDON friends - does anyone know an easy place to buy bulk amounts of spices - cumin, coriander, chilli etc… my nephew is heading out to help at the kitchen this weekend and wants to bring good quantities. Any ideas, someone? Please drop a comment if you know somewhere…. ... See MoreSee Less

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We're now distributing more food more efficiently which means we need MORE serving utensils, mainly big serving spoons and ladles! Thanks everyone for the last contribution, if we can double the amount we'd be VERY happy!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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110 flapjacks from Wales with love starting our flapjack bake ball rolling :-)))) . Motivate your mates and let's see if we can blow the last total of 1803 out of the water! Deadline Aug 30th 5pm- can drop Debbie Bliss Home, Italian Deli, Stow Bro's, Hornbeam in Walthamstow E17 or to me or Helen Taylor Ali McGinley Sarah Walker Ooha Zee ... 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