Vittles x Free Word: Feeding Finsbury Park | Free Word

20 October 2020

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Mia Rafalowicz-Campbell + Abdul Boudiaf examine the generosity of Finsbury Park

The Muslim Welfare House have provided a free home-cooked meal collection service during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan for around 15 years, but in joining forces with local mutual aid groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, the initiative found itself sending out over 700 hot food parcels per day. 

This article celebrates the people behind the Muslim Welfare House’s operation to feed Finsbury Park; a volunteership of migrant women cooking out of their personal kitchens to provide free hot meals for the Finsbury community. Click here to read the article. 

This article is a Free Word co-commission with Vittles exploring the intersection of kindness and food.


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20 October 2020



Abdul Boudiaf


is a video producer who grew up in Tottenham, north London. After witnessing the 2011 London riots as a young teenager he became interested in politics beyond the ballot box, exploring these interests through the study of politics and international relations at SOAS. Abdul is the cofounder of Peoples Studio, and is passionate about reflecting the socioeconomic realities of everyday life through multimedia and film.

Mia Rafalowicz-Campbell


is a writer and researcher living in Finsbury Park. She is currently commencing a PhD in transport justice, and in her spare time writes about food, identity and the city. Pre-pandemic she set up the Moveable Feasts cookbook club. You can find her sometimes on Instagram and Twitter.