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!
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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.

Operating as usual

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💙

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❤

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💙

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

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 💙

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

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💙

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.

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 💙

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 ❤️

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

09/12/2020

Thank you for the kind words MP Ruth Cadbury as we celebrate our second anniversary 🤲🏽

Thank you for all the love and support, we are grateful for everything over the last two years💙
08/12/2020

Thank you for all the love and support, we are grateful for everything over the last two years💙

Thank you for all your support. Over the last few months, we've really seen the meaning of Community, with all these ama...
07/12/2020

Thank you for all your support. Over the last few months, we've really seen the meaning of Community, with all these amazing donations.

These items will help those in need not have to decide whether to heat their homes or feed their families this winter❤️

We’ve got winter survival packs delivered today by the Muslim Hands team, allowing us to support those most in need in #...
03/12/2020

We’ve got winter survival packs delivered today by the Muslim Hands team, allowing us to support those most in need in #Hounslow ❤️

No one has ever become poor by giving ❤️ #muslimhands #openkitchenmh #hounslow
30/11/2020

No one has ever become poor by giving ❤️ #muslimhands #openkitchenmh #hounslow

We’re ready to help those most in need this winter❤️. We’ll be providing sleeping bags, insulated hats, gloves and socks...
25/11/2020

We’re ready to help those most in need this winter❤️. We’ll be providing sleeping bags, insulated hats, gloves and socks and more alongside our hot meals throughout these colder months ✨. Thank you for all the support and love.

Alongside your two hot meals, you’re welcome to a variety of other nutritious food. This will help you fill up your cupb...
23/11/2020

Alongside your two hot meals, you’re welcome to a variety of other nutritious food. This will help you fill up your cupboards as the cold, winter days approach. This includes long lasting items such as cans and cereals, as well as fruits, cakes and much more! You are welcome to take as much as you need for you and your family at home❤️ #spreadlove #openkitchen #hounslow #muslimhandsuk

This has been our motto from day one! The love and support we feel here at the Open Kitchen is amazing, and we would be ...
16/11/2020

This has been our motto from day one! The love and support we feel here at the Open Kitchen is amazing, and we would be nothing without our amazing volunteers and your support. We’re working hard through this lockdown to ensure no-one goes hungry during these cold winter months. If you see someone in need, do your best to even do something small, even the smallest acts of kindness can make a massive difference ❤️

Hey there Guys!Just a reminder that we are still open, and have been seven days a week since the beginning of the lockdo...
13/11/2020

Hey there Guys!

Just a reminder that we are still open, and have been seven days a week since the beginning of the lockdown in March. We're open from 1pm every day, where ANYONE is welcome to two hot meals and a selection of other food items with no questions asked.

It's a help-yourself system, so if you need extra support - you're welcome to it. If you need extra food for children, for someone you're caring for, for a neighbour, you're welcome to it.

Here at the Open Kitchen, we believe in love and humanity. If we've learnt anything over the last 7 months, it is togetherness and kindness. And we'd like to thank our volunteers, donors, supporters and friends.

If you'd like to help or volunteer, do pop down or get in contact with us❤️

We recently had a selection of healthy salads, ensuring you get a balanced diet and part of your five a day!We have a gr...
19/08/2020

We recently had a selection of healthy salads, ensuring you get a balanced diet and part of your five a day!

We have a great selection of different meals during the week, from biryani to pasta, from curry to pizza!

We've also recently had some lovely donations of sweet cones which we gave out alongside our hot meals!Thank you to the ...
16/08/2020

We've also recently had some lovely donations of sweet cones which we gave out alongside our hot meals!

Thank you to the lovely donor for sweetening up our day (pardon the pun!). We're still open 7 days a week, and anyone is welcome to a hot meal💙

We've got a Sunday Kids Corner at out Open Kitchen, which allows members of the local community to bring their kids, enj...
13/08/2020

We've got a Sunday Kids Corner at out Open Kitchen, which allows members of the local community to bring their kids, enjoy some treats and snacks and safely socialise!

It's been difficult for the kids during the last few months, so hopefully this helps brighten up their days!

We had a beautiful donation of Open Kitchen cupcakes! Who doesn't love a treat? We happily distributed these today along...
21/07/2020

We had a beautiful donation of Open Kitchen cupcakes! Who doesn't love a treat? We happily distributed these today alongside our lunchtime meals and it was a beautiful gesture of gratitude.

Whatever work we do is only possible through our volunteers and your amazing support 👍

Address

514 Great West Rd
London
TW5 0TE

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00
Thursday 12:00 - 14:00
Friday 12:00 - 14:00
Saturday 12:00 - 14:00
Sunday 12:00 - 14:00

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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