Food creates the catalyst around which conversations can develop, relationships build, understanding and compassion enhance and action can be taken.
Our evening BBQ on Wellesley Street was a collaboration between Auckland Council, Splice (providing BBQ, Chess & Buskers) and Sew Love. Hosted by volunteers, it was enjoyed by city workers, residents & streeties, who sampled food, enjoyed music, played chess and learnt to knit!
The BBQ has been used 16 times in a 12 month period. Events e.g. Neighbours Day for the City Centre, mid-winter meet-ups, Local community groups e.g. Radio NFA, The City Centre Koha Shed Christmas Party and as far afield as the Rotorua Lifewise Big Sleepout 2015. We recently had a very busy BBQ as part of Auckland Matariki Festival July 2016.
In future we will use the BBQ as a vehicle to create connection for people living in apartments as part of Splice’s response to the known issue of isolation in the city.
Keep an eye on our Calendar page for more info on the next BBQ.