The Big Pancake Party is back on 5th March 2019… find out how we’re eating away at hunger!
Do you know how many people in this country struggle to put food on the table? 1 in 8 British adults say they are anxious about not being able to afford food. All across this country there are children going to school hungry and parents skipping meals so that their kids can eat an evening meal.
Through the work of CUF’s Together Network we are working to change this but we need your support. We are calling on churches, schools, families, and individuals throughout England: will you join the Big Pancake Party and stand up to food poverty?
Find out below how to join the party Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, which this year is the 5th March!
Hold your own Big Pancake Party!
This pancake day invite your friends and family to join you and share in the Big Pancake Party!
The idea is simple; get together, eat some pancakes, have a great time and raise funds for those in need. You could hold it in your home, school, church or community venue. It could be big or small, it could be on pancake day itself or on another day that works for you.
We have plenty of ideas and resources to help you throw your Big Pancake Party - just choose the idea (or ideas!) you like, and get cooking.
Together we can make a difference!
Nearly a million adults use a food bank every year in Britain and 5% of British adults say that they have missed a meal as they were unable to afford food.
The Together Network (part of the Church Urban Fund) wants to end hunger and is working towards this by supporting initiatives around the country such as ‘holiday-hunger’ schemes (providing free lunches for children during the summer holidays when the lack of free school meals means children often go hungry), ‘Community Fridges’ (places where surplus food is made available to those who need it), low cost community food outlets and food banks.
Watch a video about one of the Together Network’s joint ventures and their work tackling food poverty below.
Just £3 can provide lunch for a child over summer as free school meals disappear. £9 for an emergency food parcel for a family for one day. Each £25 raised can provide a slow cooker so that families can make simple and nutritious meals with the food they receive from food banks.
Together we can make a huge difference to the lives of families across the country who are struggling to feed themselves.
If you'd like to buy tickets to the Big Pancake Party raffle (new for 2019) or check out the incredible prizes up for grabs click here.