The Peace by Piece cooking project prepares healthy home cooked meals for people experiencing homelessness. Each week we prepare 50-200 meals (depending on demand) here at the synagogue, before packing them to deliver to people experiencing homelessness in hostels across London. We work with Westminster Council to identify where food is most needed. 

    Feeding Folk was set up by a group of Muslim young adults in one of their member’s kitchens, and has been running at WLS as an interfaith project since November 2015. 

    We require five volunteers every other week between the times of 12:30 – 4pm to cook and prepare meals. These five volunteers will be split between a lead chef role and 4 supporting cooks. The lead chef and supporting cooks will be responsible for making the food and for clearing away after they are finished. 

    We also need a sixth volunteer between the times of 4-5pm, who must own a car, to distribute these meals to the given addresses on the same day they are made. 

    Anyone can volunteer for the supporting cook roles or to deliver the meals with no experience necessary. If you are interested, please register in the sign-up link provided. 

    However, if you are interested in the lead chef role, we ask that you have volunteered in the Peace by Piece project previously OR have experience leading a kitchen so you are used to the volume of food expected to be produced and can utilize the supporting cooks most effectively. The lead chef will also be responsible for creating their own menu; we only ask that it is vegetarian. If you are interested in applying for the lead chef role, please contact Nic Schlagman. If accepted, we will ask you for the ingredients you need for your recipe so we can order them. 

    We also welcome requests from groups of friends and family who wish to volunteer together.  

    Peace by Piece cooking will meet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month in 2022.