IOM Turkey in partnership with World Food Programme, GIZ and seven local municipalities is working together to strengthen the capacity of soup kitchens. This project has been implemented with support of the German Government, the Government of Ireland, and the US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM). The project operates in  Adana, Gaziantep, Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Kilis and Sanliurfa provinces. 

Soup Kitchens became a center for both Syrian and Turkish communities to come together and prepare food for vulnerable people.  Soup Kitchens aim to strengthen social cohesion among host and refugee communities as well as to enhance employability and access to labor markets for vulnerable refugees and Turkish nationals.