In the past three years, companies including Viacom, Legal & General and Time Warner took part in our ‘pop-up picnic’ fundraisers and raised over £500 on each occasion. These events were held to mark each month of our Spring Office Picnic campaign.
Our aim this year is to run these picnic-inspired events not just in spring, but in all four seasons!
The day involves plenty of cooking and giving food in exchange for donations, as well as galvanising the support of our local community here in King’s Cross. Under the supervision of Peter Blowers, Kitchen Services Manager, a team of up to 16 corporate volunteers rustle up an appetising spread of nutritious food, including salads, main courses and desserts. Our kitchen doors opens to the public, and up to 30 guests can sit down for lunch at any one time. Guests can also grab a takeaway box, all for just a £5 donation per dish.
Our kitchen is busy throughout the year – just the way we like it – but this means available dates are limited. We know what a busy city London is all year round, so if volunteering is tricky on our suggested dates, don’t worry. With plenty of notice, we’ll do everything we can to organise an Employee Volunteering Day for your company. Our kitchen is generally available every day except Mondays and Wednesdays, the days on which we provide cookery classes and meal services.