Q: What do first dates, soup kitchens, and breakfast seminars have in common?
A: They all bring people together over food!
Sharing a meal can bring us together and help break down the barriers between us. Food brings us together. Christian Aid are again helping you to host a Big Brekkie event to bring people together over food, and raise money to beat poverty.
Christian Aid Big Brekkie 2017
About Christian Aid
Christian Aid has more than 70 years’ experience of working in partnership to support communities to thrive. They tackle the root causes of poverty so that women, men and children all over the world are strengthened against future knocks. And if disasters happen, they aim to get people the help they want straight away.
About the Big Brekkie campaign
Christian Aid have a campaign to encourage people to share a meal and raise funds for those living in poverty and suffering injustice around the world. Just as Jesus broke the bread and passed around wine at Passover with his 12 disciples, he was figuratively and literally sharing food. I wonder how much we take this for granted: eating together forms community. Friendships are made and reaffirmed over a meal.
You don’t need to do a huge event to support the Big Brekkie event. In my office, I know a tray of muffins wouldn’t last long and would help raise money. In your workplace, you might be able to go a bit further and make bacon butties for everyone. Or if you’re all on a post-Easter healthkick, maybe a giant fruit salad would go down well.
Or, if you’re not in an office, you could have your friends round for a morning coffee, but have everyone drop a few coins in a pot to send to Christian Aid while you all catch up over a cake or scone.
However big you want to go – make your brekkie help others too. They say it’s the most important meal of the day, and during Christian Aid week 2017, you can make it beneficial for more than just your body.
Sign up to Christian Aid’s Big Brekkie 2017
If you feel like you’d like to host a Big Brekkie event this year, you can sign up here.