Calais Food Collective
We are the Calais Food Collective - we are a small grassroots emergency response team who provide food and water to displaced communities across Northern France. We distribute a variety of food items - we provide dry ingredients which can be cooked and some fresh fruit and vegetables, allowing people the autonomy to manage their own food. We also attempt to tackle water insecurity by providing water for drinking, cooking and washing. We currently support between 1000-2000 people (depending on season) and only expect this number to increase given the current political situation. We are a non-hierarchical organisation, and aim to work in solidarity with the people we give food to. We are a political organsiation.
Where is it?
We work in both Calais and Dunkirk
What will I be doing?
Generally, our volunteers tend to take on a wide variety of roles within the collective. All of our volunteers help to pack and sort food in our warehouse. Most of our volunteers go out on distributions, giving food directly to the communities we work with, as these distributions are the bulk of our work. We run as a collective, so there are no managers