Fundraising through FOOD - Gold of Syria
Since April 2019, regular fundraising events are held to promote Syrian cuisine where profits from sales of lunchboxes are used for Syrian refugees in Woking to access employment opportunities in order to rebuild lives. Approximately £1400 were raised and have been used to support at least 10 individuals to purchase hair dressing kits, driving license applications, access to jewellery courses and even a bike to get to work! The food is prepared by a Syrian refugee, Ebrahim, so the event offers a platform for him to gain experience. Volunteers are recruited to help with the meal preparation so it is also a platform for others to learn about the crisis in Syria and to help with the fundraising by showing generosity and kindness. Local small businesses are usually invited to the event to promote themselves so there is a positive impact from collaboration and supporting local businesses and charities with similar vision.
If you opt to donate directly to this cause instead, please visit this link. If you would like help with fundraising through food, please get in touch.
GoRendang CIC provides homecooked, nourishing and comforting meals to marginalised individuals and families suffering from food poverty and insecurity in Woking as well as empowering them into independent living by providing a platform to learn, gain confidence and
sense of belonging within the community through our social mission events and fund raising projects.
Since January 2020, we offer cookery training support to CAP Life Skills course and any charity establishments where clients have the opportunity to learn new recipes and ways to produce healthy, delicious and affordable meals from scratch which can be easily prepared at home.
Hot Meals Provisions
We work together with Foodwise, churches and Woking Council to provide temporary support to people within our community who are marginalised and struggling in food poverty and insecurity due to lack of facilities, capabilities and resources to prepare meals by supplying hot meals 2-3 times a week since May 2020.
Since January 2021, Sumicooks and GoRendang's satellite kitchen also based in Woking have come on board to help prepare hot meals to the community in Woking/Guildford. Our kitchens have been inspected and chefs have been trained and are familiar with Food Standards Safer Foods and Hygiene operating procedures. Therefore, we are now providing a wide range of Malaysian, halal South Indian and International cuisines through this integrated support model.
From 8th March 2021, this mission is supported through funding from Community Foundation. In addition, when you order our takeaway mealboxes, 10% of sales also goes towards this mission as well. You can follow our Facebook page or subscribe to our newsletter for the weekly menu.
If someone would like to get in touch to arrange some meals, the simplest way is to get in touch is by approaching Welcome church, by emailing , to be referred to us. For volunteering opportunities, please get in touch with us as well.