Over the past eleven years – through encouraging neighbours to celebrate their local communities by gathering over great food, we’ve managed to build up a network of inspiring and proactive Street Feasters in neighbourhoods across the country. During lock -down, in the absence of family visits and normal social life many have relied on the kindness and support of neighbours for support and to provide the human connection we need.
As restrictions are loosened, we don’t want those who may still be isolating to be forgotten. We want to maintain and celebrate the connections that have formed in our neighbourhoods during lock-down. That’s why we’ve launched our Community Activity Challenge, providing 30+ socially distanced activities that encourage residents to stay connected to those cocooning through fun and friendly activities.
We believe like ourselves; neighbourhoods come in all different shapes and sizes. So whether its activities for rural neighbourhoods, apartments or housing estates- our aim is to ensure all communities have the chance to be included.
We’ve included some practical tips and steps for each activity to help get you started. We are looking for people to be creative and celebrate community – to get the bunting out, bring back a bit of colour to the neighbourhood and connect with neighbours!
Our vision is that everyone has the opportunity to be connected in a neighbourhood group and feel included and at home in their communities. Our goal is that building connections between neighbours will increase the strength of the community overall and lead to more inclusive, healthier and happier communities.
Our neighbourhood network is hosted on ChangeX, a Dublin based online platform for innovative community solutions. Over 30 different Irish organisations use ChangeX to support their members. When you register your Neighbourhood Network on ChangeX, you get the benefit of joining thousands of other community organisers throughout the country.
Street Feast and Neighbourhood Network could not do what it does without the generous support of these community minded councils & organisations.
Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, many people found strength in their communities through volunteering
Check out Aideen and Maria’s stories and see for yourself how great getting involved in your community can be!