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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 My Donate page.
Use 18409728 Donation as reference.
100% of donations go to the cause.
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Community Refugee Kitchen

 

 

 

 

Facebook Posts

Update
Dunkirk Women's Centre.
Firstly thank you all for your pledges to help and kind words of support.
They mean everything!
We are waiting for the green light on proposed rebuild plans, including much needed improvements.
(Hoping by middle of next week)
Everyone of you that has offered to come and help will be needed, as our aim is to make teams of skilled willing hands to not only rebuild the Womens Centre but to improve all 4 community kitchens.
We have been collating all your emails and as soon as we have a start date for the work we will contact you and get the ball rolling.
Many hands make light work!
We understand that this wont suit everyone with work and family commitments but we will need many hands over the next months to get the spaces up to scratch, so please come when you can.
Volunteers needed Urgently.
Meanwhile we need volunteers in Calais that can help in the kitchen, in the shops in Dunkirk, maintaining the community kitchens and helping the Calais Woodyard .
So if your handy and personable and want to help now, please email us
refugeecommunitykitchen@gmail.
Below are two photos to compare of the kitchen team in the summer and our hard working kitchen teams now.
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Great great day on the new Kitchens. Out of the ashes of the fire RCK will be building a new and improved kitchen. ... See MoreSee Less

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Permission granted!
With your help we are ready to go full steam ahead to rebuild a better Womens Centre in Dunkirk.
The clean up team have started prepping the site.
Work begins Thursday/Friday 19th/20th for at least the next couple of weeks.
If you have offered to come and still can please contact us again refugeecommunitykitchen@gmail.com
And if you can donate anything now is the time
mydonate.bt.com/donation/start.html?charity=147727
We will keep you updated
Much love and gratitude from the many grateful people of Dunkirk.
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Hello! I will be driving from Bristol tomorrow afternoon, pit stopping in reading with goods for Calais. Clothes and food etc. If anyone in the area would like me to take stuff too let me know! I'm heading home for Christmas but will be coming to help on the 29th Dec x ... See MoreSee Less

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Devastating fire last night in the Women's Centre in Dunkirk Camp.This essential recourse for all the women and children in the camp that was also the only safe women's area in the camp is now uninhabitable.
It is bitterly cold in Dunkirk and we will need a complete rebuild, once the go ahead comes from the Mayors office.
Help from builders, carpenters and welders who can come out and help ASAP!
email refugeecommunitykitchen@gmail.com
If you can help with the materials needed you can do so by donating to the RCK donations page link below mydonate.bt.com/charities/refugeecommunitykitchen
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Really wanted to come over & help, but life is too hectic. We have raised £500 from The Full Moon & Backpackers staff Christmas do. Instead of free drinks, everyone contributed £1 pint.... let's not think about how many pints were consumed that night! xxx ... See MoreSee Less

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We raised euros 255.12 for you at a Chai and Cake day in Spain this weekend. Bringing it to you in just over a week. LOVE ... See MoreSee Less

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hey, wanting to contact a woman who was volunteering over xmas she was there with her aunt uncle and younger brother? She worked in a pub in Bristol? Anyone know her name? I've forgotten TIA x ... See MoreSee Less

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Great looking fundraiser coming soon !
January 18th
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The Amazing Devil Fundraiser for Refugee Community Kitchen at the Phoenix

January 18, 2017, 8:00pm - January 18, 2017, 5:00pm

The Amazing Devil, the vanguard at the forefront of a folk revolution, return to the Phoenix Artist Club for one night only to raise a shedload of cash for Refugee Community Kitchen. 'A masterpiece o...

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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