Sign up to hold your World Food Night here - we’ll send you everything you need to get started!
Back in 2011, our fundraising team started work on our first ever national event – World Food Night! After months of hush-hush planning, preparation and recipe gathering, we’ve just launched a website to tell you all about the event and how you can get involved.
Refugee Action’s World Food Night will take place on Friday 24th February, and people from all over the country can take part by hosting events for their family and friends. The idea behind WFN is that by cooking a delicious meal on February 24th for your nearest and dearest, you can help to support our work by asking your guests for a donation for their dinner. When you sign up, we’ll send you everything you need to plan your night, from invitations and posters to a donation box. We’ve also sourced some great international recipes from some of our staff, volunteers and clients, but you’re free to cook whatever you like! What’s more, hosting an event is a great way to tell others about the difficulties often faced by people who seek sanctuary in the UK and how they can support them. We’ll provide you with some great conversation topics on refugee issues, based on our myth-busting Refugee Awareness Project resources, to help you do this.
We’ve been very excited about WFN for a while, but we became even more so when celebrity chef and “dragon slaying” entrepreneur Levi Roots offered to help us spread the word. We met him at his Battersea cafe, where he recorded a very special message for us (above) all about World Food Night and how everyone can get involved. Naturally, it was recorded in between Levi serving delicious Caribbean cuisine to a long line of hungry customers!
Registration is now open for anyone who’d like to hold a World Food Night, so visit the event website now to learn more and sign up. We’d love for there to be hundreds of events taking place all over the country, and we can’t wait to hear about yours!
Posted by Carys