Global Family Food

Get cooking for CAFOD! Have fun, eat some delicious food and raise funds to transform the lives of people overseas. Why not set up an event? We have recipe ideas and tips to help you get started.

Shared lunch in Bolivia

A shared lunch in Bolivia with homemade cheese with a tomato salsa, home-grown potatoes and corn.

Recipes from around the world

Need some inspiration? Use some of our recipes below to get cooking for CAFOD and make tasty food from all over the world!

Recipes for children

Use our 'how to' videos to learn about - and taste - recipes from around the world.

Watch more recipe videos for children

How can I host my own Global Family Food event?

Follow our step-by-step guide to make your own event spectacular!

1. Get people involved!

Invite your friends and family who can cook (or at least are prepared to have a go!) to get involved. Buy Fairtrade and organic ingredients where possible.

2. Set a date and time

Hold your event at home, or host it online. Zoom, Google Meet, and Houseparty are just some of the platforms that offer free group video calls where you can show off your creations and eat together.

3. Set up your fundraising page

Use JustGiving to set up your fundraising page, and ask people for donations! Alternatively, you can donate any money you've collected via the CAFOD website.

4. Promote your event

Use social media to spread the word! You could even notify the local paper, or put a notice in your parish newsletter.

Don't forget to tag CAFOD on social media and use the hashtag #globalfamilyfood. You can also email to let us know what you've been up to!

Read our top tips for promoting your event

5. Get cooking

Ask your friends and family to make a variety of dishes from different countries so that there's a good selection. Share your recipes online so that people can recreate their favourites. Ask for a donation for the recipes that people use.

6. Eat some delicious food!

You could ask people to talk about which country the dish comes from, and why they've chosen to make that particular dish - but make sure the food doesn’t get cold!

Want to hold other activities during your Global Family Food event? How about holding a short quiz, or telling people about the work that CAFOD does overseas.

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