Crowdfunding saves kitchen run by Syrian refugees — Toronto Star
Crowdfunding saves kitchen run by Syrian refugees
By Nicholas Keung — Immigration Reporter — Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
“It is so nice to see the flood of goodwill, generosity and support.”
Support and donations are pouring in to help a fledgling social enterprise for Syrian refugee women that was at risk of shuttering because of a lack of funding. The Newcomer Kitchen was in jeopardy of closing in January after it failed to secure funding from governments and charitable foundations to take the operation to the next level and make it sustainable. Staffed by Syrian refugee women and begun as a social program, the kitchen, housed weekly at the Depanneur restaurant on College St., offers catering and ready-to-go meals to the public with revenue split among the participants after deductions for ingredients and supplies.