Help Caravan Women Start Kitchen by the Border

$9,045 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 78 people in 1 month
Created February 6, 2019
We are raising money to pay for rent, kitchen equipment, and bulk food at an autonomous kitchen space in Tijuana where folks from the migrant caravan can cook hot meals for their loved ones.

The women who manage the kitchen are among the thousands who walked from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in a caravan of thousands, many of whom arrived in Tijuana in November 2018. After a journey of thousands of miles, many are stuck in Tijuana, stalled by radical changes in U.S. asylum policy under the Trump administration and waiting on a legal process which accepted less than 35% of all asylum claims in 2018 (less for Central Americans).

In the first months after the caravan’s arrival, many people were fed by international volunteers and nonprofits, including one kitchen which made 3,500 meals per day. As of February 2019, most have closed up and left Tijuana, bringing their kitchens and their volunteers back across the border. Another caravan of 12,000+ is already traveling through Mexico, some of whom will come to Tijuana. To respond to this current situation and prepare for this new era of migration, we are investing in kitchen infrastructure to cook for masses of people, directly under the control and collective management of migrants.

Fund allocation*: 
$6000 rent & utilities ($500/month for 1 year)

$6000 bulk food ($500 food/month for 1 year)

$8000 equipment (commercial stove & range, water heater, water filter, cookware & cutlery)


If you can contribute bulk food, quality kitchen utensils, or would like to volunteer, please email us at

*If food donations result in lower monthly costs, funds may instead go towards equipment, next year's rent, or other operating costs.
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$9,045 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 78 people in 1 month
Created February 6, 2019
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