As part of this year’s 4 Corners Festival, we have organised another Feast! Hosted by the Lord Mayor, Nichola Mallon, and once again prepared by Root Soup, this year’s 4 Corners Feast will be for Refugees and Asylum Seekers living in the greater Belfast area.

The meal has been organised in partnership with NICRAS (Northern Ireland Community of Refugees and Asylum Seekers), Embrace (a group of Christians from different Churches working together to promote a positive response to people seeking asylum, refugees, migrant workers and minority ethnic people in Northern Ireland), Bryson Intercultural/Migrant Help UK and others serving refugees and asylum seekers across Belfast.

We are inviting Churches – or individuals, small groups, etc. – across all 4 Corners of Belfast to sponsor a meal (or even a table!). The cost for this special 4 course meal will be £20.

Let’s together provide a memorable evening for those who have come to live among us to escape wars, poverty, oppression and violence and reassure them that there are many people who care about them in the Churches across our city.

Contributions can be made at http://4cornersfestival.com/donate/ or by cheque payable to ‘Root Soup’ and sent to 4 Corners Feast, c/o Clonard Monastery, 1 Clonard Gardens, Belfast, BT13 2RL. Alternatively, cash donations can be made to 4 Corners Festival committee members.

Root Soup is a social enterprise that involves people who have learning disabilities and people who are homeless working together to learn and grow, part of an overall ‘Field to Fork’ initiative.