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Breakfast of Champions – Support Magic Breakfast

September 14, 2016 | Leave a comment

Magic Breakfast Charity – Start your day doing something good

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Don’t go to school on an empty stomach.

With school having started again, it is time for a re-run of a cause close to our hearts and bellies.

  • It’s a very sad fact that 1 in 3 children in England go to school without having eaten breakfast. Even worse, that for one in four kids, the school meal at lunch is the only proper cooked meal they will have that day. Yes, you read that correctly.

The charity Magic Breakfast works with schools in deprived areas to ensure that children who most need it will get breakfast before the school day start. They provide porridge, bagels, toast and cereal – and the kids can then start their learning with full tummies. Because how can you learn anything when your tummy rumbles?

Since February 2015 we have been working with Magic Breakfast by donating one breakfast to a child for each bowl of porridge sold in our café. You get breakfast, they get breakfast. And in August this year, our head office joined in on the fun by setting up a penny jar – we encourage each other to do a weekly penny dump into the jar – the contents will go in their entirety to Magic Breakfast.

Every time you buy a bowl of porridge at our place, we will donate one breakfast to a child via Magic Breakfast.

Just like that. A bowl for bowl.

So, when your mother told you porridge was good for you, well, little did she know it was also going to be good for someone else, too.

We hope to see you all to pop by for our delicious oat and rye porridge with lovely toppings, such as nuts, seeds, fruit, honey, cinnamon – or maybe try one of our Guest Porridges that visit from time to time. Not only is porridge quick and easy in a hectic morning – it is also wonderfully warming and nutritious, and can be tailored to your taste and needs. Feeling fruity? Have yours with fresh berries. In need of a hug? Add a sprinkle of cardamom and lots of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. Want it creamy? Cook it with milk.

We really want to continue supporting Magic Breakfast as much as we can. So please help out – pop by and eat porridge at ours and feel full and happy in the knowledge that someone else will be, too.

You can read more about Magic Breakfast right here

Thank you all for your continued support in this – we feel very passionately about full bellies, about children’s right to learn. About child welfare, in general. Together, we can make a bit of a difference.

Lots of love

The Kitchen People

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PS: Like the look of that lovely porridge? Find the recipe in our first book – the ScandiKitchen Cookbook.

Are you wearing clean underpants? Nice, isn’t it?

October 22, 2015 | Leave a comment

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Read on, even if you did put clean undies on this morning: This is important.

Every year, during November, we collect money at ScandiKitchen café to buy a whole load of underpants.  You see, as the nights get longer and colder, the homeless on the streets of London have an even tougher time than normal.  While people are good at donating coats and scarves, trousers and jumpers, nobody ever donates underpants and socks.  For good reasons too, mind you, but that doesn’t make the need for these items any less.  We all need clean pants and socks. While we may smile and joke about the need for underpants, the fact remains: if you’re down and out, trying your hardest just to get through the night, feeling warm and comfortable all the way through suddenly means that much more.

Helle is a lovely Danish lady, living in West London. Every autumn she changes her name to The Pants Lady and starts asking people to send her socks and underpants. She does this tirelessly for months.  The main shelter she works with is the The Shelter Project Hounslow for men (a registered charity – but excess pants and socks are distributed throughout other shelters in the capital, too).

Here’s a message from Helle:

‘This will be the 5th season of The Shelter Project Hounslow (TSPH). We always receive plenty of 2nd hand clothing but never – for good reason – any underpants or socks. And homeless men need that too, so a few years ago I started collecting via friends, on Facebook, via Scandinavian Kitchen (where staff gave up their tip jar to collect pounds for pants). I wasn’t quite sure how men I don’t know would react to a crazy lady handing them pants and socks at the shelter though… These are proud, clever men from a range of backgrounds and cultures who for various reasons have ended up on the street. And here I was – with my bulging bags of smalls – a change of pants, while they try to change their lives.

The men would arrive at the shelter for the night and once settled in and warmed up, I’d drag one or 2 aside and hand them pants. Discreetly, quietly… Fast forward a couple of winter shelter weeks: The guys would arrive, sometimes with a new homeless guest in tow. Once the new guest was settled in, they’d drag him over to me saying: “You’ve got to meet PantsLady – she’ll sort you out.” And so literally hundreds of pairs of pants were handed out over 4 months. Each time, I’d often have to explain that there was no charge for pants. They were free, new, clean and donated by strangers. It’s “only pants and socks” – it’s never going to change anyone’s life, but it broke an often down cast atmosphere of hopelessness, loneliness and homelessness for these guys. It made a difference and it’ll make a difference again this year. It’s only pants and socks, but everyone deserves a clean pair.’

We’ll be collecting for underpants at the café throughout November.  We call it ‘A pound for pants’ because we can get a pair of pants for a quid (in some shops). Pop your change in the box by the till – the staff give up their tips for these weeks and we (ScandiKitchen) match pound for pound what is put into the box.

You can also mail or delivery your (new, wrapped) underpants to us and we’ll make sure they get to the Shelter (post pants to ScandiKitchen Underpants Appeal, 61 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PP). If you have any questions for Helle the Pants Lady, you can contact her on this email: PantsLady@virginmedia.com

Thank you for supporting this cause

Bye for now

The Kitchen People

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Don’t go to school on an empty stomach

February 26, 2015 | Leave a comment

Magic Breakfast Charity – Start your day doing something good

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Don’t go to school on an empty stomach.

It’s a very sad fact that 1 in 3 children in England go to school without having eaten breakfast. Even worse, that for one in four kids, the school meal at lunch is the only proper cooked meal they will have that day. Yes, you read that correctly.

The charity Magic Breakfast works with schools in deprived areas to ensure that children who most need it will get breakfast before the school day start. They provide porridge, bagels, toast and cereal – and the kids can then start their learning with full tummies. Because how can you learn anything when your tummy rumbles?

We are proud to announce that from this Saturday, we start working with Magic Breakfast:

Every time you buy a bowl of porridge at our place, we will donate one breakfast to a child via Magic Breakfast.

Just like that. A bowl for bowl.

So, when your mother told you porridge was good for you, well, little did she know it was also going to be good for someone else, too.

We’re expecting you all to pop by for our delicious oat and rye porridge with lovely toppings, such as nuts, seeds, fruit, honey, cinnamon – or maybe try Guest Porridge with raw-stirred Swedish lingonberries and pumpkin seeds.

We hope to make a long term working relationship with Magic Breakfast and we really want to continue supporting them as much as we can. So pop by and eat porridge at ours and feel full and happy in the knowledge that someone else will be, too.

You can read more about Magic Breakfast right here

Thank you for your support in this – we feel very passionately about full bellies, about children’s right to learn. About child welfare, in general. And together, we can make a bit of a difference.

Love

The Kitchen People

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Making Tracks: Support Tony and Paul

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UPDATE: Tony and Paul made it to Nordkapp!

The guys were cold, very cold, but made it to the far north! Well done, guys!

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Don’t forget you can still donate here: www.justgiving.com/teams/makingtracksarcticblast

UPDATE – Thursday 5th March 2014: The guys have passed the Arctic Circle.

Paul and Tony set off from ScandiKitchen on Sunday morning – and what a send off it was. Torben got to inspect the car and everything! Our lovely logo looked brilliant on the side of the old motor.

Please do follow the guys as they try to reach Nordkapp – they are posting updates daily on Facebook. And pop a few pennies their way: They are raising money for a great charity.

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Torben got a bit excited…

Arctic Blast! Making Tracks – and heading to Nordkapp

We’ve got some buddies, Tony and Paul.

They have decided to raise a whole load of dosh for Anthony Nolan and Laukaemia Research. To do this, they have acquired themselves a seriously old banger of a car, pimped it all up and are driving from London to the upper most point of Norway – Nordkapp – in a week. Hopefully without breaking down or being chased by polar bears. Oh, and then they have to make it all the way back again. That’s 5000 miles.

Both Tony and Paul were diagnosed with the same blood disorder 18 months apart, but are now preparing for a 5000 mile return journey to the Arctic Circle next month, to raise money for blood cancer charities Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and Anthony Nolan.

Paul (43) and Tony (45) Greer decided to embark on their “Arctic Blast” challenge, which starts on Sunday 1 March, as they share a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and also lost their father to the same disease 20 years ago.

The guys have been carefully planning their route and the whole trip. On Sunday they will leave from ScandiKitchen at around 10-11 am in the morning – and we’d love for you to be there to see them off on their journey. The more the merrier. Bring flags, we’ll supply the coffee.

We will post updates from the guys along the way – and we’ll keep you all updated as their journey happens.

In the meantime, any spare change, do donate to the great causes via their justgiving page here www.justgiving.com/teams/makingtracksarcticblast

Oh, and if anyone spots the car along the way – snap a photo and send it to us and we’ll post it. Especially if you spot the big ScandiKitchen stickers at the side of the car. Oh yes, its real: ScandiKitchen has sponsored their very first car with stickers and everything.

Follow Tony and his brother on their great Facebook page right here www.facebook.com/ArcticBlast2015 and on Twitter at @MakingTracksUK

To support Paul and Tony go to www.justgiving.com/teams/makingtracksarcticblast

Or text NORD77 £5 to 70070 or KAPP88 £5 to 70070 for each charity.

Are you wearing clean underpants?

October 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

 

Read on, even if you did put clean undies on this morning: This is important.

Every year, for a few weeks, we collect money at ScandiKitchen café to buy a whole load of underpants.  You see, as the nights get longer and colder, the homeless on the streets of London have an even tougher time than normal.  While people are good at donating coats and scarves, trousers and jumpers, nobody ever donates underpants and socks.  For good reasons too, mind you, but that doesn’t make the need for these items any less.  We all need clean pants and socks. While we may smile and joke about the need for underpants, the fact remains: if you’re down and out, trying your hardest just to get through the night, feeling warm and comfortable all the way through suddenly means that much more.

Helle is a lovely Danish lady, living in West London. Every autumn she changes her name to The Pants Lady and starts asking people to send her socks and underpants. She does this tirelessly for months.  The main shelter she works with is the The Shelter Project Hounslow for men (registered charity) (but excess pants and socks are distributed throughout other shelters in the capital, too).

Here’s a message from Helle:

‘This will be the 4th season of The Shelter Project Hounslow (TSPH). We always receive plenty of 2nd hand clothing but never – for good reason – any underpants or socks. And homeless men need that too, so last year I started collecting via friends, on Facebook, via Scandivian Kitchen (where staff gave up their tip jar to collect pounds for pants). I wasn’t quite sure how men I don’t know would react to a crazy lady handing them pants and socks at the shelter though… These are proud, clever men from a range of backgrounds and cultures who for various reasons have ended up on the street. And here I was – with my bulging bags of smalls – a change of pants, while they try to change their lives.

The men would arrive at the shelter for the night and once settled in and warmed up, I’d drag one or 2 aside and hand them pants. Discreetly, quietly… Fast forward a couple of winter shelter weeks: The guys would arrive, sometimes with a new homeless guest in tow. Once the new guest was settled in, they’d drag him over to me saying: “You’ve got to meet PantsLady – she’ll sort you out.” And so literally hundreds of pairs of pants were handed out over 4 months. Each time, I’d often have to explain that there was no charge for pants. They were free, new, clean and donated by strangers. It’s “only pants and socks” – it’s never going to change anyone’s life, but it broke an often down cast atmosphere of hopelessness, loneliness and homelessness for these guys. It made a difference and it’ll make a difference again this year. It’s only pants and socks, but everyone deserves a clean pair.’

We’ll be collecting for underpants at the café from Monday onwards for a few weeks.  We call it ‘A pound for pants’ because we can get a pair of pants for a quid (in some shops). Pop your change in the box by the till – the staff give up their tips for these two weeks and we (ScandiKitchen) match pound for pound what is put into the box.

You can also mail or delivery your (new, wrapped) underpants to us and we’ll make sure they get to the Shelter (post pants to ScandiKitchen Underpants Appeal, 61 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PP). If you have any questions for Helle the Pants Lady, you can contact her on this email: PantsLady@virginmedia.com

Thank you for supporting this cause

Bye for now

The Kitchen People

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