Save the date for Sophie’s Street Feast!

Yes, that’s right – I’m hosting a street food event!

Sophie etc., Toybox and Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre are bringing you an eclectic and exciting mix of local street food vendors, offering an array of delicious dishes inspired by cuisines from around the world, with something for everyone to enjoy.

Proceeds from the event will support some of Milton Keynes’ fabulous small charities including Toybox, St Marks Meal and Girl Pack MK.

The event features some of Milton Keynes’ favourite street food vendors (lineup to be announced soon!) and I’m so excited to use this platform to raise awareness of local charities.

I’ve been working with Toybox for the last nine months managing their social media channels through my social media agency, Social etc. I’ve seen the impact of the work they do for street children around the world.

We’re collaborating with St Mark’s Meals and Girl Pack because they share Toybox’s values and support the community a little closer to home. They are also two crucial but lesser-known charities so I wanted to use my platform to raise their awareness with the local community.

So put 3rd September 2023 in your diary, follow us all on social media so you don’t miss the vendor announcements and we will see you at Sophie’s Street Feast!

If you have any questions about the event or would like to offer sponsorship, please email events@toybox.org.uk.

Meet the Charities

Who is Toybox?

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.

Who is 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. 

Who is Girl Pack?

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.

Read more about Girl Pack in this blog post.

Who is Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre?

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.

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