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Help us support food banks to provide practical support to people in crisis & campaign for a London without the need for food banks

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GET INVOLVED

 There are many ways that you can also contribute. If you are a keen baker, handyman, cook or any other professional skills please do get in touch.

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MISSION

To relieve poverty in Tooting and South West London by serving the homeless and the needy as a community without judgment or prejudice.

TOOTING COMMUNITY KITCHEN

22-25 Tooting High Street SW17 0SN
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OUR PURPOSE

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Our goal is to help alleviate poverty in South West London, by helping feed the homeless and those in need, and providing them with other vital resources.

We provide a biweekly stall serving hot food and essential produce and run a local foodbank which operates as a drop-in collection service. Our aim is to strengthen our presence within the community, as a general support network and hub for resources to assist our guests. We believe that everyone in our community deserves to feel cared for and valued without prejudice.  

OUR MISSION

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We are a passionate collection of volunteers with the ambition to help and support the homeless and disadvantaged in our community.

To relieve poverty in South West London by serving the homeless and needy as a community and without judgment. As a community, supporting those in the SW London area who are homeless and in need. Poverty can hold many negative connotations and we don't want to offend anyone.

DARREN

Darren and Tooting Community Kitchen found each other when he stumbled upon a leaflet on the notice board of the shelter he was living in …

RAKESH

Rakesh came in to contact with TCK when his personal  circumstances changed and it meant he was struggling to make ends meet …

TABSY

Tabsy was a full time carer for his elderly sick mother in Putney for many years but following her sad passing the council took away the right for him to live in the house …

OUR ACTIVITY

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Our food stall is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 6-7pm, outside Tooting Broadway Market (22-25 Tooting High Street SW17 0SN). A network of local volunteers, local food businesses, regular sponsors and donors help us provide fresh produce, baked goods, hot food, nutritious and delicious dishes. 

We also facilitate outreach within Wandsworth and surrounding areas providing hot food, food packs, sleeping bags and other essential supplies. Through our outreach efforts and presence at our stalls, we aim to be a trusted presence in our community to our guests, a presence that makes them feel acknowledged, integrated and valued.

Additionally, we deliver to refugee centres, hospitals and shelters.

Our recently opened Tooting Community Foodbank (Price Close, 104 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7EN) operates a drop in collection service every Friday from 9am-1pm. We encourage those who can to drop off donations at this time too. We are always in need of food, toiletries, winter packs, sleeping bags, clothing and other essential items.

We aim to act as a practical and emotional support network, providing stability to our guests, and adequate resources to signpost the best services and charities to meet their needs.

OUR VISION

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To strengthen our community presence as a non-judgmental source of support for the homeless and needy by providing weekly hot food, essential food and other items and signposting guests to other local agencies. We believe that everyone in our community deserves to feel cared for and valued without prejudice.

WHAT WE DO

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Tooting Community Kitchen runs a weekly hot-food stall outside Tooting Broadway Market 22-25 Tooting High Street SW17 0SN on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. A volunteer network of local residents’ bakes, cooks, grows produce and uses their professional skills to create nutritious and delicious dishes. In addition to this incredible support, we also have several regular sponsors and donors who enable us to continue our work.

We also facilitate outreach within Wandsworth and surrounding areas providing hot food, food packs, sleeping bags and other essential supplies. Additionally, we deliver to refugee centres, hospitals and shelters.

All of our workers are volunteers; no one gets paid, or claims for any expenses

SOME OF OUR VOLUNTEERS

OLLIE

Ollie has lived in Tooting for over 25 years having made it his home since emigrating from France; growing up in a rural area on the outskirts of Poitiers as a young boy, his family always worked in their local community to help others …

KATY

I’m an oncology nurse, working at Guy’s hospital. I’ve lived in the Tooting and Clapham areas for the past 7 years and wanted to do something to give back to my community. TCK is an inspirational charity ..

JAMES

As a resident of this amazing community for the last 20 years, I've been stunned by the sheer need for the support we give at TCK. Giving back to my community through this great initiative is both necessary and rewarding in equal measure …

CARRYING OUT OUR VISION

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  • We are open to all and aim to support guests through the provision of food, toiletries, winter packs, sleeping bags, clothing and other essential items
  • We look to provide practical and emotional support and to bring some stability to guests to enable and equip them to access services to better meet their needs through signposting to other charities
  • Through our regular outreach and stall we can provide the time and a space to develop relationships and trust with our guests. We have found this to be a crucial element that has helped our guests be acknowledged and valued so they feel part of a community and can integrate back into society.
  • We work in collaboration with other charities and organisations so that guests can access the best possible support from community services

OUR FOUNDER

SAHAR BEG

I’ve grown up and brought up my family in Tooting and I’m deeply passionate about my amazing community. Never has there been more of a time to support it and the creation of TCK has been vital vehicle to support many of our guests and families in need, all without question or judgement with a particular emphasis on listening to what people really need. I’m blessed to have the most amazing team of enthusiastic volunteers who give up their precious time and skills to deliver TCK’s mission to support the venerable.

"My team and I are focused on simplifying the process and making it easy for those in need to have immediate access to our services. We just want to be able to give all our guests amazing access to food and supplies with love"

SAHAR BEG June 2020

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

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Tooting Community Kitchen runs a rota of volunteers to help out on our stall outside Tooting Broadway Market, and at our foodbank.

There are many other ways that you can also contribute. If you are a keen baker, gardener, cook or if you have other professional skills that you wish to offer, please do get in touch. We are always delighted to hear from members of our community who want to volunteer with us!  

If you are interested in volunteering click here


OUR SPONSORS

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Tooting Community Kitchen
22-25 Tooting High Street SW17 0SN
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SERVING THE TOOTING COMMUNITY

without judgment or prejudice

There are many ways that you can also contribute. If you are a keen baker, handyman, cook or any other professional skills, please do get in touch.

Registered Charity No 1191091