The service is designed to make it easy to meet new, like-minded people who live close-by, by hosting or attend a food-based event in their local area. It could be a dinner party, breakfast, a barbecue, or it could be drinks and nibbles, afternoon tea or even a picnic in the park.

All food events are listed on the site and searchable. Members can buy tickets and chose which charity they would like to benefit from their participation in the event.

How much to charity? has already signed up 50 charities to benefit from the events, including Oxfam, British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support, Mind and Save the Children.

The company says that “a minimum of 50% of the cost of each ticket sold goes to charity”.

Although the site is mainly targeting Londoners for the initial launch, events can be hosted anywhere in the UK.

The platform aims for transparency and personal safety, with all parties encouraged to leave reviews for one another.Registered users can search for a relevant event by date, location, languages spoken, interests and other choices. There is no charge to sign up.

source ukfundraising 12.10.16