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Dear Red Kitchen supporters, We are hoping you had a restful long weekend and a cheerful time to all those celebrating. Unfortunately, we are facing a very difficult time. Our bi-weekly food bank for asylum-seeking refugees...
Changes & challenges
Published on December 1, 2023 by Martyna Marcinkowska
Dear friends of the Reading Red Kitchen, It’s been a little while since our last update and things have changed so we wanted to share the latest developments and challenges of our work. Thank you so much for your continued support – our wor...
Dear friends of the Reading Red Kitchen, We know it's been a little while since you've heard from us (yet again - so sorry!) so we wanted to give you an update on what we've been up to over the past few months. We've been working hard every...
We couldn't do this without you.
Published on November 30, 2022 by Deven Parker
Dear Red Kitchen donors, It's been a while since you've heard from us, and we'd like to update you on what we've been up to for the past few months. We've been extremely busy--our weekly foodbank for asylum-seeking refugees in Reading...
Because we know that as long as profit and power drive most of our societies, war, and the humans displaced by it, are inevitable. That's why we need your help to bolster our support as we prepare for in influx of friends from Ukraine - alt...
Tombola, free yoga & more
Published on February 3, 2022 by Aym
Okay, we say it all the time, but how awesome is Reading? Abbey Baptist Church heard about our work over a year ago and proactively reached out to us to offer us help. Castle Tap pub and Yoginah too, Aisha Masjid have been ...
Things are erratic, hectic, traumatising and hostile for asylum seeking migrants. Look at the work done by amazing groups like Freedom From Torture, Channel Rescue and the Royal National Lifeboat Institute to get a glimpse into the horrors...
Come meet us, celebrate community
Published on July 27, 2021 by Aym
The big thing about community and solidarity isn't a "them and us" attitude. It's about understanding that asylum seeking migrants *are* our community. They are our neighbours, friends and more. So we're ve...
Do you have an hour spare in the week?
Published on June 27, 2021 by Aym
The good part of being a solidarity collective, as opposed to a charity, is that we are 100% focused on supporting the people we c...
Sunshine & Solidarity
Published on June 6, 2021 by Aym
It's been a busy spring, from a bustling Ramadhan to our Reading Red Corner boxing club...
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