Hi! We are the Midnight Sun Café mobile kitchen and self-sufficiency workshop. We travel and feed homeless travelling kids and teach primitive living skills and wild food foraging to the homeless & low income for free. We are a strong believer in the old saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a life time”. We pull into a town and find the kids and feed them, get to know them and share our skills in workshops (we are basically a mobile version of projects like Rewild Portland; http://www.rewildportland.com This also is a great project and I know Urban Scout would welcome donations as well).
Recently we returned to our home base of Portland (barely) in our old RV that is on its last leg. The old RV could not handle the stress of a large crew and heavy travels. We are trying to get a larger better equipped used RV to get back out on the road doing what we love. Feeding hungry kids and teaching them life affirming Rewilding skills. We have been looking at used RVs that would meet our needs in the range of $4,000 to $6,000 (depending on what is available when we meet our financial goal). Besides feeding in towns and cities from the RV, we also set up a free outdoor kitchen/workshop at Gatherings and will set up as a disaster relief kitchen as well when needed. Our goal is to raise around $6,000 for a RV and much needed kitchen gear. Below is the list of things the $6,000 would be used for.
Most of us our musicians or street performers, which is how we support ourselves and the, “on road expenses like fuel, oil, RV maintenances etc…”. We gather food by dumpster diving, wild food foraging, trading work on organic farms, and accept food donations from different groups and folks.
We will have our Kitchen Blog up soon so folks can follow us on our journey. As of now there are 5 full time volunteers with other members of the kitchen who jump on and off along the way. :-)