Launching Street Feast 2022  aims to build community networks

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By Alex Greaney

Street Feast is back, after a two year break neighbours and communities will be able to reconnect and celebrate together in person at Street Feast 2022.  

Street Feast is a day of lunches and one of Ireland’s most successful community initiatives for over a decade. The aim of Street Feast is to build neighbourhood and community networks and tackle social isolation. In 2019, over 1000 feasts took place across Ireland, with 400 occurring in Dublin alone.

Sam Bishop, founder of Street Feast commented: “After two years of restrictions and lockdowns our notion of community has altered immeasurably… Neighbours and community were never more important and people realised the value of local connections. This year Street Feast wants to celebrate those strengthened community connections and create a space for people to re-engage safely with their neighbours.”

Street Feast. Picture by Shane O’Neill, Coalesce.

This year, Street Feast is teaming up with community engagement platform ChangeX through the LEGO Foundation’s Build a World of Play campaign. Street Feast is supporting the campaign by providing 200 Playful Street Feast PlayBoxes containing games, activities and resources to bring a fresh playful energy to your street and involve people of all ages in the festivities.

 These PlayBoxes will be available in addition to the standard Street Feast pack that each host receives when they register.

Registrations for Street Feast are now open and organisers are aiming for 1200 feasts with 100,000 people participating around the country on Sunday 26th June.

Street Feast. Picture by Shane O’Neill, Coalesce.

For further details and to register and obtain a Street Feast pack log onto www.streetfeast.ie, @streetfeast, www.facebook.com/streetfeast

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