Skipchen Solidarity Cafe: Lesbos
The Bristol Skipchen came into existence as part of The Real Junk Food Project, an anti food waste campaign. In 8 months we served Bristol over 25,000 meals from "waste" food. In April, we made our first solidarity trip to Calais in our food rescue ambulance. We became overwhelmed with compassion for the people we met there, so when Help Refugees offered us the opportunity to go to Lesbos and establish a solidarity cafe we thought it would be a great way to use our skills and expertise to provide hot food for those seeking refuge from war and suffering. It is estimated over 690,000 have come through Lesbos so far this year and with bombing intensifying in Syria, the flow of people is not likely to let up.
Bristol to Lesbos
This is a human to human, people to people effort of supporting resistance. Your money will be used for the day to day running costs of the space. With your help we will provide up to 2000 meals per day.
Funds will be used to buy food and energy and hopefully employ local people to give the kitchen longevity as well as help the greek economy. Sadly this crisis is not ending soon and it is paramount that projects like this can sustain themselves for as long as they are needed. This is more than aid, it is an effort to give a safe space to those in need, where they can find food, drink, company, compassion, community, music and listening ears, whilst they continue their journey from destruction to safety.