The gift of cooking together
This week we gave out food packs in Calais. This is one of my favourite distributions. In Calais the government provide some hot meals, and some are provided by NGOs too. But food packs are different.
There are people in Calais who have been here for many months. Their life is hard and moral is low. Part of that is standing in line, night after night, for a plate of food. It’s not that they are ungrateful for this – far from it. It’s just that there is a wonderful sense of community and comfort when you cook and eat together with friends. After months of queuing, this is something to enjoy.
So I love giving out the foodpacks, and I even love just making them up because I know what they will mean. This week we were particularly lucky as, due to some very kind donors, we had extra treats to put in like olives, spices, garlic and honey.
A food pack for a group of four people costs £20. If you would like to make this lovely thing happen again please make a donation here.