Dunkirk

FEBRUARY 2019 GROUND UPDATE: 

 
 

Here's a ground update from one of our incredible volunteers working in Calais. We're currently serving around 1200 portions of food a day to displaced people in Calais and Dunkirk. Plus an extra 1000 meals every Thursday in Brussels.

WE REALLY NEED VOLUNTEERS! So please join us if you have some spare time! Send an email to refugeecommunitykitchen@gmail.com to see how you can get involved.

Please spread the word & donate what you can!

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This beautiful photo was taken by Muhammed H., a refugee living in Dunkirk.

This beautiful photo was taken by Muhammed H., a refugee living in Dunkirk.

We are currently providing an estimated 1500 people with hot, wholesome meals in Calais and Dunkirk. This requires a huge amount of food and work!

Please share & donate what you can so that we can continue providing food without judgement. -> 

LIVE FROM FRANCE:

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The authorities estimate that today they evicted 1800 people, or over 400 families, who were living rough in Dunkirk.

Our team is working hard to support people through the upheaval and destruction as best as we can. We've packed 700 'bentos' to give out so that people can take food with them as needed.

Please support these displaced people as they face further destitution!  

❤️ VOLUNTEERS ❤️

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Big thanks to Tilda Basmati Rice's great crew for helping out in the kitchen.

Is your company looking for a good cause to contribute to? Can you and your coworkers get behind our mission of serving nourishing, hot food to displaced people?

Sponsored sports events, company parties, fundraising dinners, food / hamper collections, volunteer trips to Calais/RCK London and other company-wide fundraising activities are a great way to satisfy corporate responsibility requirements, boost public relations and provide your employees/teammates with a truly gratifying experience.

Thinking of doing corporate fundraising for Refugee Community Kitchen? Contact us today!

DUNKIRK UPDATE

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Yesterday we served 1300 hungry people, including 60 families, who are all sleeping in the woods with no cover.

The temp dropped to 6°C last night and we are already worried about the dangerous winter weather that's right around the corner.

We will soon be serving over 2000 meals a day, as numbers in Calais and Dunkirk are on the rise and we need your help to keep going!

Please share & donate what you can!

GROUND UPDATE

Dunkirk Refugees

There are up to 700 people, including many families, living rough in Dunkirk. We've encountered at least 70 children under the age of 10.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are feeling a lot of financial pressure as we are currently serving over 1300 meals a day. We're supporting those 700 people, plus 300 more in Calais as well as providing food to over 100 people living in unofficial camps in the region. And more people are arriving daily!

From brutal heat to pouring rain, and almost constant evictions/clearances by the authorities, this summer has been miserable. Tensions are high as large groups of people try to live together in a very limited amount of tents (hundreds were confiscated last week) or survive under shared pieces of plastic tarpaulin. Despite these horrible conditions people continue to show resilience.

We are so grateful for our volunteers and our sister groups Help RefugeesL'Auberge des MigrantsDunkirk / Dunkerque Refugee Women's CentreRefugee Info Bus حافلة المعلومات للاجئين مسیر راهنمای پناهندگانUtopia 56Refugee Youth ServiceMobile Refugee Support and everyone else who is tirelessly providing support and solidarity through these deplorable conditions.

Besides increasing numbers, Eid is next week and we'd like to make it special, so right now we need funds more than anything.

Please spread the word and donate what you can!