My Pop-up Kitchen came to life through a simple conversation with friends around a dinner table about how we could change the world...

The idea was this: We are thoroughly inspired and stirred by the amazing work of Vision Rescue and decided to partner with them, by cooking for people, and by sharing our profits so that others in need can eat a nutritious meal too.

Founded in 2004 the work of Vision Rescue helps change and transforms the lives of children living in the poorest areas of Mumbai. Vision Rescue is involved in providing food, non-formal education, medical help, skills training, and other kinds of assistance to the destitute and underprivileged.

Vision Rescue’s mandate is to, ‘Empower people to find their purpose, enjoy their rights and live with dignity’.

With a population of over 24 million people, Mumbai is one of four major metropolitan cities within India. Today, there are approximately 300,000 children living on the streets of Mumbai. Founded in 2004 by Biju Thampy, the work of Vision Rescue helps change and transforms the lives of these children living in the poorest areas of Mumbai. As a non-profit charity registered in India, Vision Rescue is involved in providing food, non-formal education, medical help, skills training, and other kinds of assistance to the destitute and underprivileged.

Vision Rescue now run four food buses in Mumbai, as well a medical van and a mobile dental unit. Children are given nutritious food on a daily basis with the aim of graduating into vocational training.

The work of Vision Rescue has expanded to include working with Mumbai's prostitutes, drug addicts, and other vulnerable groups in the city, in addition to running the Dream Centre, a shelter and transition home for trafficked girls.

We have had the great privilege of being involved with Vision Rescue for many years, with some of our team being able to go to Mumbai and work alongside their street teams. Once you see the children and witness how much Vision Rescue do for their community, it is hard to walk away without a deep desire to want to help make a difference.


Read about Katy's trip in 2014 to Vision Rescue in India.

For more information, please visit their website