Imagine a new food truck in front of your office, where you can eat delicious home-cooked food, meet refugees and migrants living in your community, share their culture, and change your perspectives. Meet Food on the Move! This Food Truck will travel to EU capitals, partnering with migrant and refugee organisations to feature cuisine from other cultures, paired with info-sheets on struggles faced by migrants and refugees in that city, and actions citizens can take to support migrants and refugee
All over Europe!
In Today's anti-migrant climate, this Food Truck fights xenophobia, fear and hate, by combining education, empowerment, and home-cooked food. It travels around Europe, showcasing the humanity and value of our migrant and refugee neighbors, while giving info on how to take action for their rights.
A year from now, the Food on the Move truck will have traveled to twenty different capital cities, showcasing local cooking from migrant and refugee chefs, and raised awareness within cities, countries, and Europe as a whole of the situation facing migrants and refugees upon arrival in Europe.
First, we will partner with local migrant and refugee organisations in our EU capital cities, specifically those who use cooking and food for integration. Then, we will buy a used food truck, retrofit it for long-distance travel, plan our tour, and create a public awareness and press campaign targeting our different cities. Proceeds from food will go directly to the migrant organisations.
After attending a pop-up dinner with a refugee chef, I realized that we could unite many different European initiatives focusing on using food for social integration, by featuring them through a moving Food Truck! We can bring European-level awareness and people can follow the truck's journey online
Migrant and refugee organisations, European citizens
All ideas are welcome!