Solidarity Not Charity

Solidarity Kitchen

What do we do?

Solidarity Kitchen provides food and other forms of help to those who need it the most. We are responding to the ever-present problems of poverty and hunger with solidarity and mutual aid.

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What has Solidarity Kitchen done during the Covid-19 pandemic?

We have prepared more than

5000 meals

for our most vulnerable fellow citizens.
We have delivered over

100 packages

with groceries for families who can prepare food for themselves.

What is Solidarity Kitchen?

Solidarity Kitchen is an independent collective that provides food and other forms of assistance to those who need it most. The Solidarity Kitchen collective was formed out of a need to respond to the ubiquitous problems of poverty and hunger, which are especially noticeable in crisis situations, with solidarity and mutual aid. 

Solidarity Kitchen activists participate in all activities related to assistance: raising funds, procuring, preparing and distributing food. Food is distributed directly to those in need at several places in the city of Belgrade.

Values that we are cultivating and applying are those of mutual aid and direct democracy, and we will not tolerate discrimination of any kind. As we believe that the fight against hunger should not be used as a means for advertising and self-promotion, we do not cooperate with political parties or organizations that aspire to become political parties.

Frequently Asked Questions

The goal of our organization is to provide as many meals as possible to those in need, in accordance with the resources available to us.
Volunteers / Activists – chefs prepare and pack food in their homes, in accordance with their availability – once to a couple of times a week. One kitchen makes at least 20 meals. We try to organize as many various and nutritious meals as possible, on a weekly basis.
Volunteers / Activists – drivers take packed food from chefs and deliver it to those in need. The food reaches the users in two different ways: it is either delivered directly to the families, or it is distributed at our checkpoint.
Meals are provided to everyone who reports that they need them, as well as to everyone who shows up at the checkpoint. The most affected by the current state of society are the homeless, people who have lost their jobs and support large families, single parents, collectors of secondary raw materials, and they make up the most of the users.
We are organized on following principles:
  1. The focus of organizing and operating of Solidarity Kitchen is providing food and other forms of solidarity to those who need it most.
  2. We believe that the contribution to the struggle against hunger should not be used for the purpose of advertising and self-promotion.
  3. We refuse to cooperate with organizations, groups or individuals who discriminate against people on national, sexual, racial, gender related, religious or other grounds.
  4. Solidarity Kitchen is an independent, non-profit, direct democratic organization. We do not cooperate with political parties, nor organizations that aspire to become political parties.
  5. Solidarity Kitchen functions as an independent collective in which decisions are made by the members, on the principles of direct democracy, by consensus or by vote of at least a two-thirds majority of the total number of members of the collective.
  6. Members of the collective who do not agree with a decision do not have to carry it out, but they cannot act contrary to the decisions of the majority.
  7. Beside members of the collective, activists also take part in the work of the Solidarity Kitchen, and they have the right to be fully informed about absolutely all activities of the collective.
  8. The Solidarity Kitchen collective takes vote on applications for membership. Applicant becomes a member if a simple majority of the collective members votes in favour.
  9. These principles were adopted at the meeting of the group “Class Solidarity” from 08. 04. 2020, which can update them if the need arises.

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Support Us Through Donations

Solidarity Kitchen is fully financed by donations, but we also accept grocery donations as they can be supplied to our kitchens or to users directly.

We need to constantly replenish stocks, because groceries are consumed quickly and the number of users is growing daily. If you wish to donate groceries, you can call 064 / 4089-272 so we can arrange their collection.

PayPal

We have a PayPal account, so you can donate through the link

www.paypal.me/solidarnakuhinja

Foreign currency account
If you wish to support from outside of Serbia and you’re not using PayPal, you can deposit money directly into our foreign currency account.
Serbian Dinar Account

If you want to donate money, you can do it directly to our bank account. 

200-2782330101033-51
(recipient Solidarna kuhinja CPM). 

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