Walking in Athens we met the people from the solidarity group "Other Human" they cook for all and invite all of us to join them, their aim is to help homeless people but, also to build strong affiliation between all the citizens. Their action isn't philanthropic or charity, their aim is to build to awaken consciousness in almost daily basis they cook outdoor for people and invite the people to join them with this way "we could all come together and break through any shame or embarrassment which might be an issue for anyone." they told us.
"The impetus for the "Different Person" community kitchen was when we saw people of all ages, nationalities, ethnicities, and social classes looking through the left-overs at Athens farmers' markets in an effort to gather food that they could not afford to buy. The first response was to cook food at home and try to distribute for free at the farmers' markets. We then asked vendors to each donate one product from their stands so that we could continue the next day. After that, we decided to instead to both cook and eat together in an effort combat the shame of receiving a free cooked meal. Another purpose of our community kitchen is to distribute any left over funds (typically 30-40 EUR/month) to unemployed people who help us on a daily basis and when possible for our volunteers too!"
We decided to support them with a part of our revenue from our tours and also to plan a de-tour in Athens, with finally destination their open air kitchen through the streets of Athens. Stay tuned for the dates!