Altruist Relief Kitchen (ARK)





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Homer, Alaska

Total Budget: $5,000

Areas of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, Disease prevention and treatment, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, Community economic development, The environment

Activity Type: Community Development: Disaster Recovery

Summary: Homer-based ARK provides food and water to people suffering from war or other calamities around the world in an extremely economic and financially transparent manner.

The Homer-based Altruist Relief Kitchen (ARK) has provided free meals and water to those affected by war and other calamities serving approximately 1,000 meals daily for a cumulative total of 170,000 meals in Ukraine, earthquake-stricken Turkey and Mexico. They are planning to open soon a field kitchen inn the Gaza Strip due to the recent ongoing war.

ARK recently relocated their field kitchen in Ukraine to Lviv which provided more operational efficiency with increased space and locally available firewood for their wood fueled cooking stoves. This cost conscious move is anticipated to decrease meal cost from $0.33 to $0.25. ARK is extremely efficient utilizing recycled material for their tent covers, steel tubing for their tent frames and steel barrels for their cook stoves. As for staffing, they use both volunteers and paid local refugees.

The Altruist Relief Kitchen demonstrates financial transparency with images of all donations matched with associated expenses/receipts which is a pioneering trait for most organization such as theirs. As they stated, they "meticulously crafted layers of financial safeguards and accountability to prevent waste, corruption and misallocation anywhere within the ARK".

Club funding will be accomplished from members participating in the annual Homer HealthFair, Homer Peony Flower Sales and Homer Cranium Trivia Cup.

Project Contact Person

District: 5010

Rotary Club of: Homer-Kachemak Bay

Primary Contact: Eric Young

Email: erichotdoc@yahoo.com

Project Status

This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2024-25 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Homer-Kachemak Bay (5010)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


by Eric Young

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Paul Paslay

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Kim Zook.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Eric Young.

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