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What started as two friends catering office lunches and private events around New York City quickly evolved into something much bigger. This is the story of how we went from migrating from kitchen to kitchen to feeding the city as the The Migrant Kitchen.

How TMK Found its path

How TMK
Found its path

How TMK
Found its path

In October 2019, two friends—Nas and Dan—teamed up to create The Migrant Kitchen: a long-dreamt-of, collaborative and mission-minded catering business. In doing so, they had absolutely no idea (like any of us) that a little thing called COVID-19 was about to flip the world as they knew it completely upside down.

From here, things escalate quickly. After MSNBC invites Nas on to discuss how he and Dan quickly pivoted from standard catering operation to serving healthcare workers, TMK begins to attract major attention from partners who greatly expand both our reach and our bandwidth—like the World Central Kitchen and New York City’s GetFood program.

What started out on March 13 with 100 meals to hospitals and shelters quickly grew to 6,000 meals a day to 13 hospitals, four food pantries, three homeless shelters, three senior centers, public housing complexes in the Bronx and Queens, a Queens mosque and dozens of covid-19-infected families.

Richard Morgan, The Washington Post

There's No Stopping Here.

There's No
Stopping Here.

There's No Stopping Here.

With hunger on the rise, we’re continuing in our normal operations but also launching The Migrant Kitchen pop-up, where for every meal purchased, another will be donated to a New Yorker in need. Visit our TMK Initiative page to learn more about how you can support.

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