Bellies beyond borders, benefit for Guerilla Kitchen Amsterdam

Benefit_for_Guerilla_Kitchen_AmsterdamThursday October 22nd 2015, Bellies beyond borders, benefit for Guerilla Kitchen Amsterdam. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Armed with a camera and cooking gear, two girls will go for a peaceful fight against foodwaste and borders. Bellies beyond borders is a creative foodwaste kitchen-on-wheels to welcome refugees in Europe!
Kilos of ugly carrots, one-day-old bread and other abandoned food are rescued from the container by Guerilla Kitchen Amsterdam over the last months. In partnerships with local stores and supermarkets, surplus products are collected to share with the community. Big cooking sessions and free supermarkets fed hundreds of friends and strangers.
This is a story to be continued.. Two girls will leave the headquarters of Guerilla Kitchen Amsterdam to continue the mission on a global scale: Fill bellies not bins – beyond borders!

Whilst people in other parts of the planet struggle to fill their bellies, the West fills up bins with foodwaste. Whilst refugees run away from unsave situations, European governments block their route with walls to protect the Western comfort. The world upside down!
Time to reverse this system and create a scenario of sharing and caring. The female guerilla fighters will share their pots and pans their recepies, and creativity with refugees all over Europe.

In collaboration with the refugees, the guerilla girls will produce short videos. They will be broadcasted online at Bellies Beyond Borders TV. Watch a cookingshow with a Syrian lady or a musicvideo for a Ghanese teenage rapper about his hometown.
The camera and cookingtools are packed! All they need now is a van!
Enjoy a delicious healthy meal by Guerilla Kitchen Amsterdam this month and make their mission happen! Every euro brings them 1 kilometer closer! Order a breakkie-in-bed, or eternal glory with your name tag on the van. Indulge a lunch-for-love: a healthy meal for you and co-workers cooked with rescued veggies, or a meal at the weekly Foodwaste Feast!


The Battle Plan

The Guerilla Kitchen Van will hit the road at the end of October. On every location, the fields will be investigated for Foodwaste. Through local contacts and collaborations with shops and farmers, veggies and fruits will be saved from the bin and ingredients collected for a healthy meal. The guerilla duo will meet refugees thanks to NGO’s on location. With the magic construction build by handyman friends in Amsterdam, the van will have all the needs for a cooking session. The kitchen will be set up around camps or in public places. The camera won’t always be there. First part of the mission is to create a safe and comfortable space and cook a nutricious no-waste meal.

Bellies beyond borders

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, 7pm, vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.