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Everyday Sunshine street-party to boost food bank

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

Everyday Sunshine is hosting the mother of all street parties in Stokey this summer with live bands, comedy and a collection for Hackney Foodbank.

Preparing for a summer extravaganza: Everyday Sunshine

The event, which will take place on the corner of Nevill Road and Barbauld Road on Sunday July 9th (2pm-6pm), is being run by Abi Meats, co-founder of Everyday Sunshine shop and café.

Abi and Rupert of Everyday Sunshine

She said: “The food bank needs more donations – with the summer holidays approaching, while many people will be going away – there are many others around who won't be going away and who will really struggle to feed their kids. It’s a pretty bad situation.

“We ran a similar event at Christmas and collected 1.5 tonnes of food – this summer we hope to double that.”

Hackney Foodbank is currently feeding around 650 people per week and are collecting for their summer holiday lunch club. Visitors to the street party are urged to bring along donations of non-perishable food: tins of meat, fish, fruit and vegetables as well as biscuits, jam and breakfast cereal.

Abi runs Everyday Sunshine and Rude Studio with her husband Rupert. Among the bands performing are Sceptic Tank, Stanley Likes Cyan, Back to the Cabin (bluegrass band) and The Hunger. Dawn of the Squid, will be playing an hour-long set. The day will be curated by stand-up-comedian Mary Hurd.

Abi added: “All the bands are really great – at our last event, everyone was dancing and singing – we hope it’ll be the same this year. It’ll be a really lovely community experience.”

There’ll also be a jerk chicken stall (with vegetarian options) by Juniors and a bar selling local craft beers and more.

The parklet, recently installed by Hackney Council outside Everyday Sunshine, will be a makeshift stage, the street will be decorated with bunting and locals are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and spend the afternoon.


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