Food, fun and friends is the Feast Day formula

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MAY 5 has been designated National Street Feast Day. It is the tenth birthday of one of the most successful community initiatives in Ireland, where friends and neighbours get together to share food and fun.

Waterford hosted 27 Street Feasts last year and the organisers are hoping residents will beat that number this year.

Street Feast was set up by Sam Bishop and a group of volunteers in 2009 as a non-profit, community building initiative.

Since then it has grown steadily with 1,344 feasts organised in 2018 .

Hosts can register for a free Street Feast pack including bunting, invitations, posters and guides

Organising a Street Feast is free and could not be easier. “Hosts can register for a free Street Feast pack including bunting, invitations, posters and guides,” said Sam.

“All they have to do is spread the word amongst a few neighbours and get everyone to bring along some food and drink for sharing.

“It has been hugely successful and we have great stories of neighbours meeting each other for the first time at Street Feasts, making great connections and starting initiatives such as community gardens, residents associations and babysitting clubs.”

Registration and further details are available at www.streetfeast.ie

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