Maintainer: Oltalom Charity Society
Name of the institution: Communal Kitchen (Népkonyha)
Leader of the institution: András Rákos
Address: 1086 Budapest, Dankó u.9.
Phone: (06-1) 210-5400/ 104 
Number of supported: minimum 150

Our Communal Kitchen within the Society has been welcoming homeless women and men since December 1, 1993.

For the homeless people who are pushed to the streets and regularly visit the night shelters, mainly on the streets and in public areas, the communal kitchen provides one meal a day with a place to eat it. Unfortunately, we very often find that low-income people and pensioners who are not homeless but live in the area are also forced to use this service.

One meal served in the communal kitchen contains a minimum of 800 and a maximum of 1200 calories. We consider it very important to offer these people provision on weekends and holidays, therefore the service is available every day throughout the year.

The communal kitchen is open every day from 12.00 to 13.00, and meals are served in several shifts. The meals are prepared through a contract with the Cafe of the John Wesley Theological College.

Our guests mainly come from the circle of adult men and women who make use of the social and health services of the Oltalom Society.

The goal of the communal kitchen is to provide a meal a day for the needy and to reduce the increased physical risks especially in the wintertime such as chilblains, colds, and other sicknesses.

The following services are available to those who fulfill admittance requirements:

  • One meal per day
  • Information, instruction


Data of the accepted people are registered in a document called “Feeding order”.
Terms and conditions for receiving the services:

  • Application for services,
  • Accepting the rules of the house,
  • Be of legal age (18),
  • In case of continuous services valid proof of NPHMOS – National Public Health and Medical Officer Service – (not older than 1 week) and 
  • x-ray screening (not older than 6 months) is necessary.

The services of the Communal Kitchen are free of charge!