JRS Community Kitchen


JRS Community Kitchen

Help support our brand new Community Kitchen Project

14 May 2019

JRS Community Kitchen

At the beginning of June, JRS will be launching a new 8-week project for our refugee friends; our Community Kitchen. Each week, this recipe sharing group will be led by one of our refugee friends as they teach everyone one of their favourite recipes. Matilda, Refugee Activity Coordinator at JRS UK, said, “Not only will this project be nourishing for our bellies, but it will also help us foster a sense of community. We hope that by taking it in turns to lead the group, our refugee friends will be able to develop their facilitation skills and it will encourage a feeling of empowerment for the group members.”

“For many of us, food is such an important thing, whether it is because cooking is relaxing or certain meals remind us of family and friends. We will be learning to bake and cook delicious recipes from around the world as well as having the opportunity to have fun and make friends.”

In order for us to start our community kitchen we need to make sure our kitchen is kitted out with all the right equipment. Our community kitchen will be welcoming 10 of our refugee friends into the kitchen and we’re looking for donations of new and used kitchen utensils to get them started.

Our Community Kitchen needs:

10 of the following:

Cupcake tray
Large oven tray
Metal Whisks
Wooden Spoons
Wooden Spatula
Muffin cases
Rolling pin
Cake tins

And 5 of each:

Frying pans
Weighing Scales
Cooling rack
Icing Nozzles

Getting Kitchenware to JRS

  1. If you are based close to our offices in Wapping why not organise a collection in your parish or place of work? Get in touch with Matilda at uk@jrs.net to organise a time when you can deliver your collection to our offices.
  2. If you live outside of London you can always order kitchenware from an online retailer and have them delivered to our offices. If you would like to do this, please get in touch with Matilda at uk@jrs.net to let us know that we are expecting a delivery.



  • Hurtado Jesuit Centre
    2 Chandler Street
    E1W 2QT

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Jesuit Refugee Service UK
The Hurtado Jesuit Centre
2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT

020 7488 7310

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