KEEPING PEOPLE FED
COMMUNITY RESPONSE KITCHEN AT A GLANCE
The secret ingredient is always love
At Community Response Kitchen we believe our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives.
Our Non-Profit Organisation is rooted in the core belief that by working together we can find and create solutions for our collective challenges. This is why we ultimately decided to launch Community Response Kitchen - as a medium to help everyone who is in need of support, and so from the elderly, to the socially isolated, to the homeless we have played a crucial part in ensuring vulnerable people around London receive fresh hot meals seven days a week during the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst working to eliminate Hunger with zero waste zero Hunger at the main forefront as love is what we believe in and its what we put in all our food....
CRK FAMILY TREE
Here are some of the organisations that we support with our meals: Hot meals are prepared daily as well as other food items that support the following groups:
Brondesbury Kensal Green Mutual Aid
Edgware Primary School
Granville Mutual Aid Food Willesden
Hillingdon Crisis Support Centre
Holy Trinity School
London Borough of Westminster
Malorees Infants School
Malorees Junior School
Newman Catholic College
Northwick Park Hospital
Pakistan Community Centre
Queen's Park Mutal Aid
Refugee Council Refugee Support@ Mutual aid
Salusbury Primary School
Spring Grove Care Home
St Joseph’s Primary School
The BridgeLove Harlesden NW10Salusbury World
We also make meals for the homeless under the Haringey bridge that our team personally deliver.
Behind the Scenes
In March 2020 Daksha & Paresh started the Community Response Kitchen to help Doctors and Nurses who were struggling to buy basic resources to cook for themselves. Going from 50 meals a day to 250,000 hot meals in 100 days was a truly remarkable feat. The community responded with love and gratitude "we felt something special as if hope is restored", it doesn't matter about skin colour or background "The secret Ingredient is always love" and the only way is to persist to help those who really need it. The more we immersed ourselves in the community and began to understand the diverse range of needs and challenges people were facing in their day to day lives we realised that this was not simply a temporary project as the issue of food poverty and isolation was far more deep rooted - and we could not walk away from the many people who are reliant on our meals. As lockdowns are being eased, community response kitchen will continue to support the community by cooking hot vegetarian meals for elderly, homeless, schools and support food banks across London.
THINGS WE DO
FOOD DONATION DROP-OFF
Reinforcing our Commitment
FRESH FOOD COOKED DAILY
Fresh food dropped to your door daily
Helping The Community
Hi there, I’m a doctor from India working at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London. Few months ago I did a shift at Maudsley Hospital and an encounter left me tears...happy ones!
I attended medical school in Pune, Maharashtra in India and always used to buy Dabeli (for 10-15p equivalent) towards end of the month when pocket money was running short. As a North Indian, the never before tasted rich yet simple flavours of Dabeli, Vada Pav and Missal Pav just grew over me and they soon became a staple.
I haven’t tasted Dabeli since 2014 as returned to Delhi that year and then came to the UK in 2017.
During peak Covid with the stresses running high, just recovering from the illness (possibly, wasn’t tested) and terribly homesick, I burst into tears for several minutes when I saw that the community response kitchen (Denmark Hill/ Camberwell area) had delivered Dabeli for the night staff at Maudsley Hospital.
It instantly took me back to India, my medical school days and just... home.
I’ve been meaning to send a thank you card and a box of chocolates to the chefs but haven’t been able to figure out who delivered it. Please help me out here :)
Warmest regards and the biggest hugs!
Dr Shivani Dudha
Make Your Mark
We are so grateful that you are interested in getting involved with our work here at Community Response Kitchen. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you will become a valuable part of our Non-Profit Organisation and help to strengthen our operations.
MAKE A DONATION
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.
PARTNER WITH US
Our organisation always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Community Response Kitchen an even better Non-Profit Organisation than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so do not hesitate to contact us with your questions.
What They’re Saying
Amazing people providing such a selfless service for us NHS workers to help keep our spirits up. Many thanks!
This is a great community response and everyone should support this great cause this team is doing daily
What you are all doing is incredible. Im a nurse who really looks forward to the daily food deliveries. Thank you so much.