Who we are
We are a collective of individuals who aim to work in a creative, flexible and equal way.
Our founding team are experienced volunteers who have been working in the humanitarian sector since 2015. We have a wealth of experience working with NGOs and charitable organisations across Europe, in particular Greece and the Balkans.
We created our project to be run almost entirely by refugees, for refugees. The majority of our volunteers are from the local refugee community. They are from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Yemen, Sierra Leone and many other countries. Our chefs prepare meals from their home countries five days a week for people from the camp.
We believe that access to healthy, nutritious food is a fundamental human right, and we are committed to ensuring that this right is met for all people on the move. In addition to this, we see food as a powerful thing, capable of uplifting individuals and bringing people together. It is to this end that our free-restaurant operates.
We work with, not for, the refugee community as an expression of empowerment; we believe that the people we wish to help are best placed to understand the problems they face and the ways in which these issues can be addressed. Above all, we our motivated by the desire to give people an active role in the decisions that affect their own lives.
We stand in solidarity with all displaced people, and strive to build a society that welcomes people from all walks of life, treating them with respect, autonomy and dignity.
How We Organise
We are a community of people from a wide array of backgrounds, with a variety of cultural traditions. Our diversity is our strength, enabling us to respect one another and see the world from different perspectives. We are committed to working together in order to bring about a deepened understanding of humanity and the world in which we live.