In this blog post, I’m introducing you to the charities supported by my street food event, Sophie’s Street Feast. It was important to me that we raised awareness of charities in Milton Keynes that are lesser known but still make an impact. They all share the same values and support children and young people at home and abroad.
The proceeds from the event and anything you donate will support Toybox, St Mark’s Meals and Girl Pack MK. If you’d like to support them, you can donate £3 which will buy a ‘Plate or Pack’ – That is a meal for a street child, food for a family in MK or a period pack.
So without further ado, let’s get to know our brilliant charities!
Meet the Sophie’s Street Feast Charities
Toybox works with children who have been plunged into the chaos of living or working on some of the world’s most dangerous streets. It supports children marginalised and abused by those who should protect them and works with local organisations that are best placed to help find the most appropriate ways to prevent and help children escape from a life on the streets. Toybox works in El Salvador, Bolivia, Guatemala, India, Nepal, Sierra Leone and Kenya.
£3 will give a street child a hot meal and a warm drink right now.
St Mark’s Meals
Over 18,000 children in Milton Keynes live in poverty. St Mark’s Meals help to make sure these children can access food at home by providing meal kits to families across the city. Meal boxes contain a recipe card and all the ingredients needed to make a nutritious meal for the whole family. Meal kits are distributed through schools and children’s centres, meaning children can get the help they need from adults who already know and support them.
£3 will help provide a meal box for a family in Milton Keynes.
Girl Pack is a small charity based in Milton Keynes that distributes period packs to primary and secondary schools, community, family and children’s centres and local parish offices. Their packs, which include sanitary packs, hygiene products and knickers are available to all. If you are in need – they are there for you.
Just £3 buys a period pack.
Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre
Sophie’s Street Feast also supports Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre which also happens to be our amazing venue!
Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre works in collaboration with the Milton Keynes Council to manage and maintain the Bradwell Abbey site for the benefit of the Milton Keynes community. They also offer educational programmes to support all levels of learning in urban studies and heritage studies – as well as the historical and natural heritage of Milton Keynes.
You’ll be able to learn more about MKDC on the day as they will be offering tours of Bradwell Abbey.
How to support our charities
The easiest way to support our charities is to come along to Sophie’s Street Feast on Sunday 3rd September, 11am – 4pm at Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre!
We understand that everyone is feeling the financial pressure right now, so if you can spare £3 to support a street child, feed a family in MK or buy a period pack, you can donate here.
Register your details and you could win AMAZING prizes such as lunch for two at Paris House, dinner from In Cucina Con Sofia, a family ticket to Bletchley Park, a photoshoot with Constance Doyle and SO much more 🥳
About Sophie’s Street Feast
Sophie’s Street Feast is hosted by Sophie etc., Toybox and Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre in collaboration with St. Mark’s Meals. Come and enjoy a day packed with your favourite street food vendors whilst supporting local charities.
The event will be held at Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre (venue sponsored by TRACX) on Sunday 3rd September from 11am – 4pm. The event is family-friendly and FREE to attend.