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Changing The Menu. For Good

Changing The Menu. For Good is a pioneering project by Visit Belfast and our industry to raise funds and supplies for those experiencing food poverty in our city.


increase in food banks users in last 5 years


of UK families have used a food bank

Like elsewhere in the UK and Ireland, demand for food banks is growing in Belfast. In the last 5 years, the need for food banks has increased by 128% and organisations including the Trussell Trust, which manages 14 food banks across the city, and the independently-run The People’s Kitchen, that tackle food poverty and homelessness, need more support than ever before.

This project will enlist venues, caterers and event organisers to directly raise funds for local food banks, including The People’s Kitchen. A variety of ways to donate are in place, meaning business events, gala dinners, conferences and meetings can choose a method that suits their event. Funds raised will be used for food parcels, hot food and drinks, homeless outreach and emergency financial support to cover heating bills or essential supplies.

This initiative is part of the City’s long-term commitment to deliver more sustainable events, drive regenerative tourism growth and leave a positive legacy through the power of events.

How your event can support Changing The Menu. For Good

As each event is different, we have a range of ways your event can get involved in the Changing The Menu. For Good initiative.

Support Changing The Menu. For Good with your event

How your business can become a supporting partner

Changing The Menu. For Good has received huge support from the tourism and events industry in Belfast. Find out how your business can become a supporting partner and start fundraising today.

Become a supporting partner for changing the menu for good

Visit Belfast would be delighted to share our insights on this initiative in supporting other destinations.  Meet Cambridge have rolled out their Meet Up & Make a Difference positive impact campaign, click here to learn more.