The demands of urban life have generated unhealthy lifestyles and social isolation disconnected from our neighbours, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are also not many accessible community initiatives to volunteer and support the needs of our neighbours.
Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy
Fields of action: Awareness raising, Health, Community development
Project owner: Törteli Lilla
Responsible person: Törteli Lilla
Hamcsi is a network where neighbours across all generations can take care of and get to know each other through cooking for each other. People living in the neighbourhood can order food or volunteer to cook meals for others through our database. Volunteers cook meals from their homes and deliver the food by walking, bicycle, or dropping it off at designated pick-up points.
Hamcsi works with people who live in the neighbourhood. We reach out to others through social media, flyers, phone, and face to face. Hamcsi community members also share their experiences with others; we plan to organise recruiting events.
Our programme connects different generations through community-led support and affordable healthy meals. Hamcsi creates space for us to leave our homes to get to know and support the communities around us.
Hamcsi could work in any setting or region. Communities could develop this project to help each other and their neighbours.