What we do
We aim to offer a safe and supportive space, where people can enjoy a warm meal and be treated with the dignity they deserve.
We provide a safe space away from the inhumane conditions in which people are often forced to live where they can receive a hot meal.
For the past two years, we have operated a free-restaurant that serves healthy and nutritious food to the refugee community on Samos. Since it’s opening in 2019, we have steadily increased our capacity from 150 meals per day to be capable of feeding 1,100 people daily.
In the years that we have spent on Samos, we have witnessed many changes in relation to the refugee crisis. To be able to adapt to the evolving needs of the crisis in Greece, we have recently decided to relocate to Athens where there is a crucial need for our services.
Where refugees are regularly met with hostility, we welcome them with open arms.
Our diversity is our strength. On Samos, our team of 45 volunteers came predominantly from the refugee community itself, accounting for 22 different nationalities.
Our team of chefs cook recipes from around the world, providing our guests a taste of home in an unfamiliar place.
We see ourselves as working with the refugee community, not for them. Our volunteers from the refugee community are at the centre of everything we do, from planning meals to registering guests.
In addition to this, we provide our volunteers with vocational training, helping them practice English and learn new skills. In doing so, we seek to improve employment prospects, facilitating and promoting the sustainable integration of refugees into host communities.