January 2016 – We cook for people
Equipped with gas stoves, big pots and a van full of donations we spent 2 weeks in Athens, providing 1000 hot, tasty meals and warm clothes for people on Victoria and Omonia square.
March/April 2016 – We cook WITH people
Let’s think more sustainable: Within four weeks we set up a community kitchen in Camp Katsikas and prepared 1200 hot and tasty meals – together with the people from the camp.
Since August 2016 – We create with people
We think ahead: Within the project HABIBI.WORKS we are setting up a workshop in Katsikas. On this platform, people from all around the globe can prove their talent, express their creativity and build what is needed. Unfolding the potential of people. It works.
About the Project
Many people are shaking their heads regarding the current conditions in Europe. Everybody wants something to happen. Somebody has to act and we are making the time to be able to do just this. We have many good reasons for this decision. Above all, however, we have the equipment, the know-how and the determination. On to the next tour!
Every human longs for safety and dignified living conditions, yet this can’t be found anymore in many people’s homelands. We want to contribute actively and support the people who are getting themselves and their families to safety by crossing the Balkans. And we want you to help us.
The direct encounters and conversations with asylum seekers in Athens have led us to deveop a new understanding for the reasons of their decision to leave. These reasons are important to us when forming our opinion on the current situation. That’s why we want to share first-hand experiences, information and impressions with you, besides providing support on–site. You know us.
We are going in. Please donate!
A chef and his helping hands.
We will do this, no matter what comes.
It's about more than just soup.
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Jonas “Joni” Winter
Amira Belhaj Soulami
by Rory O’Keeffe Soup and Socks will take part in a global summit later this month, as part of our ongoing work to enable people forced from their homes to rebuild their lives. For humanitarian organisations, responding to crises and saving lives is vital. But for men, women and children who flee war and terror Read more about Soup and Socks and Techfugees – a global summit for refugees and technology[…]
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We cook for you! Join us on July 17th 2016 to our SOUPporter party in Heidelberg. Find all the details in the Facebook event. Your SaS-team
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Es vergeht kein Tag an dem wir nicht intern an neuen Plänen schmieden und unsere Kalender miteinander vergleichen, mit dem Ziel möglichst bald wieder raus zu fahren. Die Nachrichten über weitere Verschärfungen auf den Fluchtrouten reißen nicht ab. Anstatt nachhaltige Antworten auf die aktuellen Herausforderungen zu finden, wird weiter auf neue Zäune, Abschreckung und willkürliche Regularien Read more about A Field Kitchen for Soup & Socks[…]