The Open Kitchen

The Open Kitchen We're a community kitchen, based in West London, that provides free meals to the vulnerable and needy. Open seven days a week, from 1-2pm providing two hot meals to anyone in need, no questions asked, no forms to fill in - just join us and spread joy!

The Open Kitchen is free and open to all. It provides hot nutritious meals, twice a day, seven days a week. You can find us at: 514 Great West Road, Hounslow, London, TW5 0TE from 12-2pm and 6-8pm.

Price Range: Not applicable

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Food poverty within the UK is a growing problem with 1 in 5 people now struggling to put food on the table. Despite Lond...
16/09/2021
The Open Kitchen | Muslim Hands UK

Food poverty within the UK is a growing problem with 1 in 5 people now struggling to put food on the table. Despite London being one of the richest cities in the world, there are thousands that experience food poverty on a daily basis, ranging from homeless people to low-income families.

Due to the severity of this issue, Muslim Hands established a community kitchen for the homeless, low-income families and needy children in Hounslow. Serving 450 meals every day, The Open Kitchen also provides a warm, community-centred space where people are welcomed with respect and compassion.

Donate a meal today:

https://muslimhands.org.uk/appeals/the-open-kitchen

Food poverty affects 1 in 5 people in the UK. Our Open Kitchen is helping low-income families and the homeless every day.

It was a pleasure having MP Seema Malhotra join us at The Open Kitchen earlier this week! The support of the local commu...
10/08/2021

It was a pleasure having MP Seema Malhotra join us at The Open Kitchen earlier this week! The support of the local community is invaluable to us in helping to support those most in need in the local community.

It was a pleasure having MP Seema Malhotra join us at The Open Kitchen earlier this week! The support of the local community is invaluable to us in helping to support those most in need in the local community.

We had some special guests from CB HounslowFootball Team join us over the weekend at the Open Kitchen 🙌🏽 alongside Counc...
02/08/2021

We had some special guests from CB HounslowFootball Team join us over the weekend at the Open Kitchen 🙌🏽 alongside Councillor Vickram Grewal - thanks for all the support!

We had some special guests from CB HounslowFootball Team join us over the weekend at the Open Kitchen 🙌🏽 alongside Councillor Vickram Grewal - thanks for all the support!

Last week we gave out our 58th bicycle! This was kindly donated by the local community & allows those who use our servic...
28/07/2021

Last week we gave out our 58th bicycle! This was kindly donated by the local community & allows those who use our services to cycle in rather than walking miles & miles! This is only possible due to your support and generosity💚

Last week we gave out our 58th bicycle! This was kindly donated by the local community & allows those who use our services to cycle in rather than walking miles & miles! This is only possible due to your support and generosity💚

19/07/2021

The hot weather is beautiful, but unfortunately many don't have access to water and food items.

We're giving out hot meals, drinks and other food items every single day - so if you see someone in need around the Hounslow area, do direct them to us & spread the word amongst community groups too!

"Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference".Your donations are helping those who need ...
05/07/2021

"Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference".

Your donations are helping those who need a boost every single day! A single warm meal can transform a life, take someone off the streets & remind someone they're not alone💚

"Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference".

Your donations are helping those who need a boost every single day! A single warm meal can transform a life, take someone off the streets & remind someone they're not alone💚

Just a reminder, if you see anyone around the Hounslow area that is sleeping rough or is in need of a meal - direct them...
23/06/2021

Just a reminder, if you see anyone around the Hounslow area that is sleeping rough or is in need of a meal - direct them to us! There are no questions, no lists, just turn up and be welcomed to a hot, healthy meal & other food items to keep them going!

*Open 1-2pm 7 days a week*

Just a reminder, if you see anyone around the Hounslow area that is sleeping rough or is in need of a meal - direct them to us! There are no questions, no lists, just turn up and be welcomed to a hot, healthy meal & other food items to keep them going!

*Open 1-2pm 7 days a week*

26/05/2021

James, who has been a beneficiary of the Open Kitchen for 2 years was actually volunteering with us today and was on the opposite end, being the one who was giving meals out! We build real connections with those you help, providing them with more than just a hot meal💚

https://muslimhands.org.uk/appeals/the-open-kitchen

17/05/2021

Despite government guidelines allowing indoor dining, we currently do not have enough space to accommodate for social distancing whilst indoors - so we'll be continuing with our takeaway services for the time being❤️

27/04/2021

Many of our staff and volunteers, though fasting from food and water themselves, are working hard every single day to ensure the local community doesn't go hungry.

Here's a video from yesterday's distribution! We distributed rice and curry, alongside other long-lasting food items!

19/04/2021

As part of our Ramadan 2021 preparations, we're distributing food every single day at sunset to those who are fasting!

The Prophet (saw) said, ‘Whoever feeds a person breaking his fast will earn the same reward as him, without anything being lessened from the reward of the fasting person’. (Tirmidhi)

#Hounslow #OpenKitchen #Community #TheOpenKitchen #Ramadan

We pray you all have a blessed Ramadan!#ramadanmubarak
13/04/2021

We pray you all have a blessed Ramadan!

#ramadanmubarak

We pray you all have a blessed Ramadan!

#ramadanmubarak

12/04/2021

Every Sunday we hold a kids corner! We share treats and gifts with them, giving them something to look forward to during these past few months!

Your support is helping us to transform lives💙

The month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from dawn until sunset for 30 days, is set to begin next week! We'll be offe...
06/04/2021

The month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from dawn until sunset for 30 days, is set to begin next week! We'll be offering meals in the evening to those fasting too🤲 - we pray everyone has a blessed week!

The month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from dawn until sunset for 30 days, is set to begin next week! We'll be offering meals in the evening to those fasting too🤲 - we pray everyone has a blessed week!

Rain or sun, we're open!Your support is helping to feed over 200 people every single day at The Open Kitchen, providing ...
16/03/2021

Rain or sun, we're open!

Your support is helping to feed over 200 people every single day at The Open Kitchen, providing two hot meals & other food items. We're supporting people of all ages & backgrounds - all because of your love!

Thank you💙

Rain or sun, we're open!

Your support is helping to feed over 200 people every single day at The Open Kitchen, providing two hot meals & other food items. We're supporting people of all ages & backgrounds - all because of your love!

Thank you💙

A reminder we're still open 7 days a week from 1-2pm!Anyone is welcome to 2 hot meals, no questions asked! Spread the wo...
08/03/2021

A reminder we're still open 7 days a week from 1-2pm!

Anyone is welcome to 2 hot meals, no questions asked! Spread the word and let's help feed those most in need❤

A reminder we're still open 7 days a week from 1-2pm!

Anyone is welcome to 2 hot meals, no questions asked! Spread the word and let's help feed those most in need❤

United, for the community ❤️Since last March we’ve doubled our meals, feeding hundreds each day through the grace of God...
02/03/2021

United, for the community ❤️

Since last March we’ve doubled our meals, feeding hundreds each day through the grace of God. It’s an honour to serve the local community, to serve others through this year of trial and tribulation. But better days are coming, it’s time to remain hopeful💙

United, for the community ❤️

Since last March we’ve doubled our meals, feeding hundreds each day through the grace of God. It’s an honour to serve the local community, to serve others through this year of trial and tribulation. But better days are coming, it’s time to remain hopeful💙

Our guest Councillor Salman Shaheen helped us gift this bicycle over the weekend to this young man. This will hopefully ...
01/03/2021

Our guest Councillor Salman Shaheen helped us gift this bicycle over the weekend to this young man. This will hopefully give him more opportunities as the weather brightens up, to get out and about, to laugh and make memories.

It's more than just food here, it's about spreading joy!

We hope you're all keeping safe💙

Fresh fruit was given out today! Health is indeed wealth🍎This is alongside our two hot meals and other long-lasting food...
22/02/2021

Fresh fruit was given out today! Health is indeed wealth🍎

This is alongside our two hot meals and other long-lasting food items given out 365 days a year.

Well done Sailesh! He's an asset here at The Open Kitchen and is truly a real life hero, helping those most in need ❤
22/02/2021

Well done Sailesh! He's an asset here at The Open Kitchen and is truly a real life hero, helping those most in need ❤

Congratulations to Hounslow Hero, Sailesh Kharbanda, a volunteer at The Open Kitchen, for supporting others through the pandemic!

👀Read more below.

Nominate your #hounslowheroes 👉https://is.gd/6JwoA2

15/02/2021
Let's see what's cooking today...

Remember we are open 365 days a week between 1-2pm, serving two hot meals a day to anyone in need!

#Hounslow #Community #OpenKitchen

As the weather gets colder and the snow starts to set, remember all those in need who do not have a warm shelter, centra...
08/02/2021

As the weather gets colder and the snow starts to set, remember all those in need who do not have a warm shelter, central heating and warm clothing.

Always be grateful for your blessings❤️

https://muslimhands.org.uk/appeals/the-open-kitchen

As the weather gets colder and the snow starts to set, remember all those in need who do not have a warm shelter, central heating and warm clothing.

Always be grateful for your blessings❤️

https://muslimhands.org.uk/appeals/the-open-kitchen

02/02/2021
James's Story - The Open Kitchen

This is James, one of the beneficiaries at the @openkitchenmh & this is his story.⁠

Your support for the Open Kitchen is literally transforming lives. It's providing greater opportunities for those who had lost all hope - it's so much more than food. The volunteers speak to James and those who visit with the highest of respect, treating them like humans and not just "another person in need" as many institutions may. ⁠

Hundreds of people visit the Open Kitchen daily, getting their two hot meals alongside extra food items - ensuring no one goes hungry. It's not just part of our religious duty, but it's simple humanity. ⁠

As James said, you help one person, you'll feel good. You help two people, you'll feel even better. And if you help a bunch of people...that's what we wish for❤️

Yesterday we served 412 hot meals in the rain, serving some beautiful rice, curry and chicken. We ensure that we include...
01/02/2021

Yesterday we served 412 hot meals in the rain, serving some beautiful rice, curry and chicken.

We ensure that we include important information about allergies and do our best to cater to the dietary needs of others, such as vegetarian, vegan, halal & gluten free.

Thank you for the continuous support in helping us to feed hundreds through these difficult days. It’s a new month, a better month we pray for 💙

Yesterday we served 412 hot meals in the rain, serving some beautiful rice, curry and chicken.

We ensure that we include important information about allergies and do our best to cater to the dietary needs of others, such as vegetarian, vegan, halal & gluten free.

Thank you for the continuous support in helping us to feed hundreds through these difficult days. It’s a new month, a better month we pray for 💙

Sun, rain or snow....we’re open! We were joined by Mr.Snowman in yesterday’s distribution as we opened as normal to dist...
25/01/2021

Sun, rain or snow....we’re open! We were joined by Mr.Snowman in yesterday’s distribution as we opened as normal to distribute two hot meals, alongside winter sleeping bags, hygiene kits & more! The weather, though fun for many of us, makes it very difficult for those on the streets as they have little or no protection.

Your support is helping us to make a difference - please continue supporting 💙

We’re open seven days a week, from 1-2pm serving two hot meals, plus any other food items. We’re grateful for all the am...
18/01/2021

We’re open seven days a week, from 1-2pm serving two hot meals, plus any other food items. We’re grateful for all the amazing comments from our BBC London interview last week, and we’re working even harder now - providing 11,000 meals every month! Please continue to support the initiative, we’re just a small shop on the corner of a round in Hounslow trying to do something special for the community

We’re open seven days a week, from 1-2pm serving two hot meals, plus any other food items. We’re grateful for all the amazing comments from our BBC London interview last week, and we’re working even harder now - providing 11,000 meals every month! Please continue to support the initiative, we’re just a small shop on the corner of a round in Hounslow trying to do something special for the community

13/01/2021
BBC London News - The Open Kitchen

As the pandemic spreads, the need for food is growing here in the UK. We’re working hard with to ensure no family goes hungry, providing nearly 11,000 meals a month here in Hounslow.

Thank you for all your support ❤️

We’re still open! We know that these days are tough and it’s easy to become down in the dumps, but we’ve got to stay hop...
21/12/2020

We’re still open! We know that these days are tough and it’s easy to become down in the dumps, but we’ve got to stay hopeful! We’re all in this together and we’ve got through difficult things before and these horrid days will pass too! We’ll soon be reunited with our loved ones. And until then you’ve got us to rely on for a hot meal, winter support and a friendly face💙

We’re still open! We know that these days are tough and it’s easy to become down in the dumps, but we’ve got to stay hopeful! We’re all in this together and we’ve got through difficult things before and these horrid days will pass too! We’ll soon be reunited with our loved ones. And until then you’ve got us to rely on for a hot meal, winter support and a friendly face💙

Despite the recent Tier 4 restrictions, we are still remaining OPEN seven days a week, between 1-2pm. Please ensure you'...
21/12/2020

Despite the recent Tier 4 restrictions, we are still remaining OPEN seven days a week, between 1-2pm.

Please ensure you're wearing a mask and safely socially distancing. We'll also be open on Christmas and New Years day, providing our regular hot meals alongside other food items.

Despite the recent Tier 4 restrictions, we are still remaining OPEN seven days a week, between 1-2pm.

Please ensure you're wearing a mask and safely socially distancing. We'll also be open on Christmas and New Years day, providing our regular hot meals alongside other food items.

18/12/2020

A quick reminder that we are open 7 days a week, on Christmas Day and New Year's day too! If you see anyone in need across Hounslow during these days, do direct them to us for a hot meal this winter❤️

Everyone deserves a hot meal this winter 💙
17/12/2020

Everyone deserves a hot meal this winter 💙

Everyone deserves a hot meal this winter 💙

We’re supporting those on the streets this winter, by providing warm sleeping bags, hot meals and a friendly face ❤️
14/12/2020

We’re supporting those on the streets this winter, by providing warm sleeping bags, hot meals and a friendly face ❤️

We’re supporting those on the streets this winter, by providing warm sleeping bags, hot meals and a friendly face ❤️

11/12/2020

This is why we do what we do, we’re trying to support as many people in need ❤️ - whether it’s a hot meal, a winter blanket/sleeping bag, some hygiene items, we’re here to help. #openkitchenmh #muslimhands

Address

514 Great West Rd
London
TW5 0TE

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 2pm
Tuesday 12pm - 2pm
Wednesday 12pm - 2pm
Thursday 12pm - 2pm
Friday 12pm - 2pm
Saturday 12pm - 2pm
Sunday 12pm - 2pm

Telephone

+441159117222

Services

  • Kids
  • Takeout
  • Waiter
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

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Food poverty within the UK is a growing problem with 1 in 5 people now struggling to put food on the table. Despite London being one of the richest cities in the world, there are thousands that experience food poverty on a daily basis, ranging from the homeless to low-income families. Due to the severity of this issue, Muslim Hands has opened a new community kitchen for the homeless, low-income families and needy children in Hounslow.

The kitchen will be free and open to all, and will serve 100 hot, nutritious meals twice a day, seven days a week. Here, people will be able to enjoy good food in a warm, safe and friendly environment all year round. Most importantly, the Open Kitchen will provide those experiencing food poverty with a community centred space, where they will be treated with respect and dignity.

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