Since its start on 1 December, 2016 RCK has:
- Served over 1,825,000 warm, nutritious meals.
- Not missed a service. That’s 732 days or 1/4 million hours.
- Been supported by over 12,000 volunteers.
- Fundraised for & built a restaurant-grade kitchen and multiple community kitchens in refugee camps.
- Supported thousands of people through three major camp evictions, multiple fires and dozens of smaller upheavals.
- Sent aid to Paris & 3 containers of food to Syria.
- Given out lots & lots of love.
Despite numerous hardships and an extremely limited budget, we continue to do the right thing. Rain or shine, in the face of perpetual upheaval, police abuse and whatever other obstacles come our way, we will continue to serve wholesome, soul-warming food to displaced people at home and abroad.
Two years on and we’re more needed than ever. Much love and thanks to all of you who have donated, volunteered, fundraised, shared & cared- we couldn’t have made it this far without you! Please keep giving & sharing so that we can keep going.
Paula, Steve, Janie, Sam &
Refugee Community Kitchen
Here are two more ways you can help RCK this winter!
Hello Fine Friends, Family & RCK Supporters,
It’s windy & rainy here but thankfully temperatures have not yet dipped to the normal biting autumn conditions. That being said, winter is coming.
Besides making 2550 meals a day (over 75,000 a month), and providing ingredients to those with cooking capacities, we are working hard on the new kitchen (it’s almost finished) and raising funds and awareness. We’ll needyour help if we are going to support people during the brutal winter months!
Our work is hard but we’re blessed compared to the 1200-1500 people living in horrible conditions in northern France. Local authorities continue their dissuade & disperse tactics, including violent dawn raids, bedding destruction, theft of footwear, etc., as if living outdoors without basic sanitation wasn’t bad enough.
We are dangerously low on funds, in order to carry on we need your help
Our unbroken service of almost 23 months has been made possible by your enthusiasm and consistent help! We thank all who continue to support us and all that are getting involved.
Refugee Community Kitchen
Here’s a sneak peek from the RCK recipe calendar we’re putting together. Soon you’ll be able to support us by buying a calendar full of our favorite soul-warming recipes!
By Ugo Alessandro Conti
– 400g Basmati
– 400g Cooked Chickpeas
– Herbs: Dill, Coriander, Parsley, Mint,Leeks/Spring Onions
– 5 Cloves of Garlic cloves
– Sunflower Oil
– Olive Oil
Wash rice then soak in salted lukewarm water for about an hour.
Heat the oven to 190. Roast the chickpeas in olive oil and salt for 20 minutes-ish until golden & crunchy.
Peel the garlic and chop into chunks. Wash the Herbs and chop them finely.
Drain the rice then boil the mix of Herbs in water, oil & salt. Bring back to boil, wait five minutes and then boil the Basmati for 4/5th of the cooking process of the grain (until it is about 75% done). Drain.
Take a pot. Oil the bottom of it and add a sprinkle of water, add the rice, roasted chickpeas and garlic. Put the lid on and steam for 40 minutes on medium-low heat without opening.
At this point you should have a nice an fragrant smell of rice and herbs. Flip the pot upside-down and serve this crispy cake-shaped rice dish.