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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 kind friends and RCK supporters

!! Mobile Support Winter Campaign !!

Winter is coming and for most of us that means cosy evenings in our warmed homes, snacking on foods from our fridges and cupboards as and when we feel like it and sharing warming stews and hot soups with our friends and families.
Not so for the thousands in refugee camps on Europe’s borders who will be enduring freezing temperatures, scarce provisions and minimal cooking facilities.

Regardless of recent eviction announcements of the Calais camp,
Refugee Community Kitchen is dedicated to continuing the work begun in December 2015 in the Calais and Dunkirk camps where over 570,000 meals have been served to date along with the creation of self-service shops and kitchens. We will provide for these camps and all displaced peoples until we are not needed anymore.

Refugee Community Kitchen is also going mobile this winter to serve the same hot, nutritious meals that every human deserves to others living in camps across the continent.
Travelling with a full mobile catering truck, fridge truck and marquees along with a dedicated team of chefs and volunteers, we will seek those most in need and work with locals and other grassroots organisations and NGOs to enable displaced peoples to eat and cook their own food and prepare meals for their families.

Your support has been awesome and the only way we can continue with this humanitarian mission is with your continued help.
Going on-the-road and supplying our static kitchen in Calais will take a lot more money and resources so please increase your efforts to fundraise, donate and do what you can -
your help is essential and deeply appreciated.

Please share this appeal across social media channels and amongst your friends and family.
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Documentary about our recent all-day event in aid of RCK!

Loose Lips x Resonate x Philanthropy Collective
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Cleanliness is next to happiness. This photo has made my day! #feelingbetter #easilysatisfied #rckvolunteersrock #loveyouall
Philip Milbank Blaise Kevin Butter Vasseur Sebastian Tayloor Oli Haenlein
Meester Kirstums Morven Lindsay Feline Charpentier Janie Mac Sam Jones Steve Bedlam Pol Stevenson
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Hi all. I'm going to drive over tomorrow to deliver some food and warm clothing. I am also delivering two volunteers who are already down to work and can offer my services till Sunday doing what needs doing. My question is can I park my van (home) at the warehouse for the two nights I am there? ... See MoreSee Less

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Current needs! Left: things cheaper to buy here in France; right: best to be picked up in UK. Bottled water needed for upcoming eviction scenarios! ... See MoreSee Less

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By Saturday 8th October by school will have have their food donations ready to give . Is anyone going that weekend? I live in Tunbridge wells but am sure I could bring the donation to Dover if that helps Jo ... 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