Happy Ramadan Everyone!
Newcomer Kitchen will be taking a break for the month of June for Ramadan. Newcomer Kitchen will be back in action starting Thursday, July 13
During this time of reflection, I think of those who cannot share it with their friends and families, and my heart goes out to them.
The notion of generosity, charity and feeding others is fundamental to Ramadan. The tradition of Zakat al Fitir requires every Muslim to feed another on the morning of Eid.
“As long as you have food, shelter, and clothes that day than you must provide for someone else who doesn’t have these things. This way everyone eats the morning of Eid. Nobody goes hungry.”
It is also held that acts of charity (sadaqa) are most blessed during the holy month of Ramadan. If you wish to help support Newcomer Kitchen in our efforts to continue and grow our program, to help bring it to more families and more neighbourhoods, then please consider making a donation.
Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian refugee women to use our kitchen to cook traditional Syrian dishes in a fun, social setting. Meals are prepared and packaged, and then sold online for pickup or delivery to pay for all the ingredients and provide an honorarium for the cooks.
Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street
(between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm on every Thursday
Meals go on sale each week on Monday nights.
NEW 6km Delivery Option!
If you live outside the free delivery zone, we are testing a new delivery option in partnership with foodora:
$10 flat fee for any address within a 6km radius
(approx. Park Lawn to DVP, Eglinton to Lakeshore).
We also offer 1 guest cook spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Thursday afternoon. We are asking for a $50 donation for this, which will go to topping up the $ we have to share with the cooks. This is available for purchase online, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Proceeds from the sale of meals goes directly to the newcomer cooks. However this does not cover the costs of the enormous amount of behind-the-scenes coordination required to keep this project going. You can support the Newcomer Kitchen project directly and our vision of expanding this model to support more women in more neighbourhoods!