The Great Oven

Earlier this year in February, we witnessed The Great Oven pop-up community kitchen at The Ballroomblitz club in Beirut. A beautiful initiative that brought people together to cook, collect food donations, and deliver thousands of meals to those in need.

Since the August 4th tragedy the Great Oven’s team has been tirelessly producing food, managing supplies, and distribution.

With the full endorsement of the Lebanese Foodbank, each of their beautiful communal ovens is capable of producing over 1,000 meals a day.

Not only do they answer the urgent need of feeding many, but they also empower communities to feed themselves, partnering with local farmers, and supporting the local economy.

“These ovens are permanent installations that belong to the communities in which they are based. As centers for cooking, teaching, and sharing a meal, our ovens facilitate a creative and participatory experience that brings communities together and fosters social cohesion.”

Let’s help them build more ovens and reach more communities across the country!

*Selection of pictures of the BallroomBlitz and the oven around the country, ranging from Tripoli, the Beqaa and Beirut by Archie Thomas.

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