What we do 

Local Welcome makes it fun and easy to cook and eat with refugees in your community.

In a divided world, making the time to connect with someone different from yourself is a radical act. We use the magic of food to bring people together, connect and share their stories. You might start cooking together as strangers, but you’ll end up eating as friends.


220 events


1000 refugees


4700 social contact hours


12 cities


This isn’t volunteering. It’s humans connecting with other humans.

This isn’t cooking for refugees. It’s a shared experience.

This isn’t doing your bit. It’s an encounter (the fun kind).

We have a bold vision, big plans and we’re looking for people to join us.