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The idea of an oven on wheels to cook pizza in it came to Vitaliy at the beginning of 2023. He saw a version of an oven on wheels in the form of a trailer attached to a bus, and it is completely mobile. To implement his plan, Vitaliy bought an old bus, took his time to repair it and finally turned it into a vehicle that can ride around the entire front line and feed the soldiers with pizza, just like the pizza chef dreams. First, Vitaliy plans to try to cook pizza in Kyiv region in military hospitals, and later to go to the front line.
Before the Big War, Olena Kravchenko organized concerts in her native village in Poltava region. But since February 24, 2022, the woman has turned her organizational skills to volunteering. At first, Olena collected products for the territorial defense fighters of the region. In a few days, there was so much food that she could send several buses with supplies to the military.
Currently, Olena’s work resulted in food being collected in more than 10 villages of the community. Olena’s sister used to take products to the front line herself. Now it’s Kravchenko who has got behind the wheel and visits the military almost every week. Olena brings dried borscht and grain products, which it is convenient for the army men to take on missions, and those celebrating their birthdays get home-made cakes.
Before the full-scale enemy invasion, Oleksii, who went by the nickname “Yogurt” in the army, organized festivals and gastronomic tours and participated in a famous Ukraine cooking show. After the Russian army invaded Ukraine, the man entered active duty service. He took up the food reform in the anti-aircraft missile artillery division of the 47th Mechanized Brigade ‘Magura,’ raising funds and setting up a food truck. It’s a vehicle equipped to cook that isn’t tied to one specific location and can quickly change a place of stay. Oleksii dreams that the General Staff will find out about his project, replace the military kitchen with a mobile field one, and display the food truck at the Victory Day parade.
Currently, Oleksii is in active service on the front line. The soldier is ready to give an interview online and offline by prior arrangement.
To commemorate the Earth Overshoot Day, “Let’s do it Ukraine” invites media representatives, opinion leaders and volunteers to join the Good Kitchen, an environmentally friendly cookhouse on August 18, 2023 to make and deliver hot meals for IDPs and the Ukrainians affected by the war.
During the event, each of the participants can personally become a charity kitchen volunteer and prepare dinners for residents of the affected areas of Mykolaiv region.
Transfer services from Kyiv to Mykolaiv and back will be provided for journalists.
Larysa Bozhenko, the starosta (headman) of Orlove village in the Kherson region, lived under Russia control for three weeks. After her village was liberated from the invaders, she was offered to join the army ranks. Larysa decided that if serving as a cook, she would be able to repay the Ukrainian defenders for liberating her home from the enemy.
In addition, the 7th Arei Battalion was being formed at that time, and it has now become Larysa’s second family. One of Larysa’s brothers serves in the Arei. Another brother is now on the front line in another battalion. Every day, about 400 military members expect Larysa to prepare food for them.
Larysa is ready to give interviews to journalists at her place of service in the Donetsk region. You can also talk to her online.
Roman Pelekh, a veteran of the Russian-Ukrainian war, makes an old Ukrainian liqueur whose recipe was lost at the beginning of the last century. Before the full-scale invasion, Roman found 90 liters of alcohol called kontabas in an old abandoned hut in Zakarpattia and a notebook with a recipe. The drink’s main ingredient is blackcurrant buds, which are quite tricky to acquire. But Roman managed to resume production of the drink and even improved the recipe. After being wounded at the front and returning to civilian life, the man set up an actual kontabas production in Lviv.
Frankie and Coen, two well-known restaurant owners from the Netherlands, are visiting Ukraine for the twelfth time with their mobile restaurant. The men treat people with free French fries and snacks. During this trip, they will go around several Ukrainian cities. In particular, the volunteers will travel to Mykolaiv and Kherson to support people affected by the Kakhovka dam collapse. Later on, they will go to Donbas.
Frankie and Coen also support orphanages and assist other humanitarian organizations in medicines and food package distribution in the frontline area. They also arrange hospital equipment transportation.
The team of the World Central Kitchen charity organization is feeding people who are forced to evacuate from flooded areas due to the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP dam. In particular, they work in Kherson region, Kryvyi Rih and Zaporizhia.
For reference: WCK has been working in Ukraine since the first days of russia’s full-scale invasion. In general, this organization funds and provides products to create food kits in countries and regions experiencing humanitarian, climate or man-made crises.
Journalists are invited to join the Volunteer Day at the environmentally responsible hot meal preparation and distribution center Dobra Kuchniya in Kharkiv on June 2. Each participant can volunteer at the soup kitchen and prepare meals for 800 Saltivka industrial district residents.
Accreditation lasts until May 30, inclusive. Journalists from Kyiv will be provided with a transfer to and from Kharkiv.
For reference: Saltivka is a Kharkiv residential area to suffer the most from Russian shelling. More than half of the buildings there were damaged.
Native Crimean woman, Yulia became the founder of the volunteer project “Stepanivski bees” in Vinnytsia region. During the full-scale invasion, people, who are willing to help, cook food to hand it over to the soldiers at the front. A production site was set up in the abandoned premises of the kindergarten. Both local residents and refugees work there to make delicious home-made dishes for the defenders (lamb shurpa, cabbage rolls, grains with meat and much more). Food is delivered in retort pouches, which are convenient for defenders at the front.
When russia occupied Crimea, Yulia had to leave her native peninsula.
In December 2022, her husband Volodymyr, who had been defending the country, died in the battles for Bakhmut.