Celeb chef Jack Stein will Shine for ShelterBox this winter – and he wants you to do the same! Jack is encouraging food lovers and party people to do what they do best, whilst also raising money for families around the world caught-up in disaster. ShelterBox is a disaster relief charity that provides vital emergency shelter and other essential items to families made homeless by natural disaster and conflict.
Inspired by the charity’s solar lights that chase away the dark when the power goes down, Shine for ShelterBox, asks people to host candle-lit get togethers to raise money for those who have lost everything. The campaign runs from the 21st November until the 21st December.
“Shine for ShelterBox is a wonderful campaign. My cookery is inspired by people and places around the globe and my latest book, World on A Plate, features recipes from Thailand and Bali, as well as Central and South America – all places where ShelterBox has helped families get back on their feet after disaster. I’m hosting my Shine event in November and hope you will do the same!”
Need some cooking inspiration from around the world? The charity’s website has loads of great recipes by chefs like Anna Jones, Levi Roots, Thomasina Miers and Frances Quinn, all inspired by places ShelterBox has worked in including India, Mexico and the Caribbean. You can also find traditional recipes from families the charity has helped. Robyn Cummins, ShelterBox Director of Fundraising & Communications said:
“Whether it’s curry for your colleagues or fajitas for your friends, you’ll be bringing light to families around the world in their darkest hour. So, grab your apron, round up your friends, family and workmates and have fun, whilst also providing hope and comfort to families when they need it most.”
It’s easy as pie (or pasta or pudding) to get the Shine for ShelterBox party started. Request a pack at ShelterBox.org/Shine, and get top tips on hosting a Shine event, including invitations, a collection box, and decorations to help make your event shine.
ShelterBox is currently helping families recover after the recent earthquakes and a tsunami in Indonesia. It also has teams helping families after super typhoon Mangkhut devastated homes in the Philippines, and in Kenya where flooding has made thousands of families homeless. They also responding in Syria, Iraq, Lake Chad Basin and Somalia.