The Made In Hackney Local Food Kitchen is a project of the independently run, UK arm of international humanitarian relief charity AMURT. AMURT was one of the first global humanitarian relief organisations to be established in the majority world - setting up in India in 1965.

AMURT works in over 80 countries and presently has grassroots relief teams and development projects in over 30 countries. AMURT's greatest strength is its wealth of human resource, particularly their dedicated local staff and community of experienced, life-long volunteers - many of whom have sacrificed careers and material comfort to serve others.

What AMURT Does

  • AMURT works with local people and resources to relieve immediate suffering at the time of an emergency.
  • AMURT work to empower local communities to be self-sustainable in the long term.
  • AMURT see's people as capable of achieving far more than they often imagine and support them, within their own social, cultural and religious context, to realise their full human and spiritual potential.

AMURT'S Approach

  • AMURT believes that real progress comes with the all-round development of individuals and their communities
  • We therefore empower individuals to be bright, free-thinking drivers of change. Together with these community leaders we foster the principles of responsibility, love and leadership, helping to uplift the whole community.
  • We lay great emphasis on the development of sustainable projects, which generate their own income and thus can maintain themselves in the long run.

AMURT UK's Local Projects

  • Us! The Made In Hackney Local Food Kitchen
  • Food For All: The not-for-profit health food shop Food For All has served the community of Hackney with affordable health products and herbs since 1976. The shop has one of the most extensive selection of dried herbs and roots in London and is renown for it's low prices, friendly advice and community atmosphere. All profits raised from the shop are distributed to AMURT projects all over the world and range from a children's home in Romania; safe drinking water project in Ghana; a primary health care centre in Burkina Faso and a complimentary medicines centre in Kenya.
  • The Homeless Feeding Program: AMURT UK volunteers run a weekly homeless feeding program. Over 100 vegetarian, sentient meals are provided every week in central London. The food is often served with uplifting music and dance.