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Hot Meals for Refugees - TheWorkshopBudapest

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This is a grassroots volunteer effort to raise funds to provide free meals, snacks, and beverages for Ukraine war refugees at The Workshop at Paulay Ede utca 16, Budapest 1061, Hungary. (  We collaborate with Peter Grundberg, the partner at BrodyHouse and BrodyStudio Budapest, to provide space, food, wifi, resources for refugees.
WHERE: The meals are prepared and served at The Workshop, a space that has been donated by BrodyHouse Group (Brodyland) to provide a safe, welcoming place for refugees to gather. Currently, about 120 meals a day are being provided to individuals and families (mostly mothers and children).
WHO: The meals are prepared daily by Canadian-Ukrainian volunteer celebrity chef, Anatoli, with a group of Ukrainian women who fled the conflict and are in transition. Cooking provides these women with purpose, structure, and a way to help their own community during this chaotic time in their life.
WHY: We need crowdfunding support to provide consistent, healthy, nutritious hot lunch foods for Ukraine refugees on a daily basis, especially to the children who come. For many mothers with their small children, this is the only hot meal they have daily. This is entirely volunteer-run at the moment, with many international expats and Hungarians coming together to volunteer their time and networks to make this happen.
CITY: Budapest, Hungary
Please help - either with a donation or by spreading the word. Any little bit helps and we will provide transparency into the ingredient expenses.
All funds will be used ONLY to purchase food ingredients and food preparation-related items to support the effort to provide the free meals, snacks, and beverages provided at The Workshop. We need immediate support now to continue providing hot meals to these Ukraine crisis refugees.
Sample ingredient lists from this week are:
  • Buckwheat
  • Pearl Barley
  • Basmati rice
  • Yellow split peas
  • Millet
  • Oats for porridge
  • Lasagna sheets
  • Macaroni pasta (elbow macaroni for macaroni & cheese)
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Fresh fruit
  • Yogurt
  • Fresh herbs such as dill/ parsley
  • Fresh vegetables like cabbage, turnip, ...
  • Pork
  • Chicken
Thank you in advance!!
For full transparency, as requested by GoFundMe:
Your full name: Bonny Pratt. I am an American living in Budapest since 2016. I grew up in Hong Kong, but I call myself a New Yorker. I am in the IT industry, currently a technology manager for a financial service firm in Budapest. I live in Budapest with my wife, Mabs, two cats (Leo and Oscar), and our beloved dog (Pippa) in District 2. We are part of the SafeSpace@TheWorkshop volunteer team responsible for the operations of the daily hot meals and safe space for refugees.
The full names of those individuals or organizations you are raising money for or are helping to distribute the funds and assistance: This GoFundMe campaign is to provide funding to purchase food ingredients to be cooked at The Workshop at Pauley Ede utca 16, Budapest 1061.
All cities where funds and assistance are being sent: Budapest, Hungary only
A detailed plan explaining how the money will be used: To be used for food ingredients and food preparation related items to support meals only


  • Rami Azzazi
    • $300 
    • 2 yrs
  • Julie Baker
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Gary Casey
    • $500 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $10 
    • 2 yrs
  • Suchi Gupta
    • $10 
    • 2 yrs

Fundraising team: SafeSpace@TheWorkshop (5)

Bonny Pratt
New York, NY
Peter Grundberg
Team member
Aaron Perez
Team member
Geoff Mallory
Team member
Anastasiia Kharko
Team member

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