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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

 

 

 

 

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The Refugee Community Kitchen
mydonate.bt.com/events/kitchenbuildappeal/443692

'RCK is a restricted fund under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund, 1099682'.

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.

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.

We are looking for experienced kitchen volunteers, cooks and chefs are needed to keep the quality and quantity going.

Chefs/Cooks please and general kitchen volunteers email refugeecommunitykitchen@gmail.com

Please keep sharing our fundraising pages so we can keep the kitchens going, to buy gas and food, as feeding hundreds of people a day is a huge commitment that needs your help and every penny counts.

For our ongoing needs at Refugee Community Kitchen please click to donate on the link below
you can make one off payments or better still set up weekly or monthly donations and you can also apply for gift aid
mydonate.bt.com/charities/refugeecommunitykitchen

To register to volunteer in the warehouse in clothes distribution please email calaisaid@gmail.com

Our web site is
refugeecommunitykitchen.com

You can find us on Instagram
www.instagram.com/refugee_community_kitchen/

There are some great resources for volunteers on Facebook

Calais people to people solidarity
www.facebook.com/groups/CalaisMigrantSolidarityActionFromUK/?fref=ts

Lift Share group
www.facebook.com/groups/152779071748953/

Uniting Volunteers travel buddies
www.facebook.com/groups/917159571690430/

We hope you find this helpful and we look forward to seeing you in the kitchen soon!

Steve, Sam, Paula, Bobbie & Janie
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My wife and I came over last week-end and helped out in the kitchen, we just wanted to say how totally impressed we were with everyone involved with RCK. The dedication and the spirit of the volunteers is truly jaw dropping. Fantastic job, well done. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's looking likely a 3.5 tonne van is going over and back to calais this Sunday with some space left in it for food for RCK. From Reading via W5 London to Dover. Room for one passenger both ways prob too. Contributions to passage gratefully received by driver. Thanks ... See MoreSee Less

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I can't imagine how the thousands of refugees are coping in this weather with no tents, no mattresses, no sleeping bags, no shelter at all, sleeping in the fields and forests, hiding from the police and their batons, pepper spray and brutality. Thank you Chris Daniel and all you wonderful people for all you do to keep the warm food going out.
mydonate.bt.com/charities/refugeecommunitykitchen
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The temporary kitchen in Calais is now totally set up and going strong, giving us the much needed space to begin the foundations, drainage, floors, windows and walls of the new EHO Spec. kitchen
A huge thank you to all the volunteers for digging deep, getting all hands on deck and making the transition so smooth and joyful.
The good will here never ceases to humble me
The output of the kitchen is pushed to its limit as we are the only UK hot food purveyor currently working in Calais, serving all the nationalities of displaced people, the Oromo Community, the Eritrean Community, The Afgan community the Sudanese community as well as the Kurdish community in Dunkirk.
On top of that we manage to make thousands of flat breads and flapjacks for Solidarithe and Utopia56 in Paris and provide 1000'sLtrs of fresh drinking water day and night in Calais.
What we need is donations for the new kitchen build, food donations for the kitchen, chefs and volunteers and the involvement of any food projects to sustain these efforts over the coming winter.
Right now the people in and around Calais have no shelters, no tents, no facilities to wash and cook for themselves and its warm now but the cold is on its way, they need food, water, blankets, jackets, hoodies, socks, shoes and now more than anything our love, our generosity and our respect!
mydonate.bt.com/events/kitchenbuildappeal/443692
#refugeeCkitchen #refugeeswelcome #refugeecrisis #onelove
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I'm reposting this here from my private FB after Paula Gallardo mentioned it would be a good idea.

I completed one of the biggest challenges of my life a few days ago. I cooked curry for 1,500 people, which was distributed to Calais and Dunkirk both in the afternoon and evening. Thanks so much to Annie Stokes for the encouragement and having faith in me, to Alice Russell and Sam for the constant support in the kitchen as well and to the several volunteers who spent the whole afternoon prepping vegetables for me, it's been an absolute blast! Thank you!!
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The Refugee Community Kitchen
mydonate.bt.com/events/kitchenbuildappeal/443692

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.

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.

We are looking for experienced kitchen volunteers, cooks and chefs are needed to keep the quality and quantity going.

Chefs/Cooks please and general kitchen volunteers email refugeecommunitykitchen@gmail.com

Please keep sharing our fundraising pages so we can keep the kitchens going, to buy gas and food, as feeding hundreds of people a day is a huge commitment that needs your help and every penny counts.

For our ongoing needs at Refugee Community Kitchen please click to donate on the link below
you can make one off payments or better still set up weekly or monthly donations and you can also apply for gift aid
mydonate.bt.com/charities/refugeecommunitykitchen

To register to volunteer in the warehouse in clothes distribution please email calaisaid@gmail.com

Our web site is
refugeecommunitykitchen.com

You can find us on Instagram
www.instagram.com/refugee_community_kitchen/

There are some great resources for volunteers on Facebook

Calais people to people solidarity
www.facebook.com/groups/CalaisMigrantSolidarityActionFromUK/?fref=ts

Lift Share group
www.facebook.com/groups/152779071748953/

Uniting Volunteers travel buddies
www.facebook.com/groups/917159571690430/

We hope you find this helpful and we look forward to seeing you in the kitchen soon!

Steve, Sam, Paula, Bobbie & Janie
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HI there. We have done a fundraiser for you and have some cash to transfer from a go fund me page, and a PayPal one. Please can you p.m me bank details? Also I'm working with Refugee aid Stroud on a stall at a small festival on the 22nd of July and would love to put some info about the RCK as it is today, volunteering info, that sort of thing so anything you can send me for that would be great 😀 ... 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