Events

Upcoming Events and Fundraisers

Read about our latest Events and Fundraisers here in Milton Keynes, celebrating local projects, raising money and food donations for MK Food Bank, and for other local charities!

If you would like to showcase your event here or to help fundraise for MK Food Bank get in touch!

 

Milton Keynes Marathon weekend 5 - 6th May 2024

Make a difference with charity fundraising!

The quick and easy way to raise money for the charities you care about.

Find out more about MK Marathon here!

We have 20 charity places available for the Milton Keynes Marathon, 5 – 6 May! This gives you free registration in return for a minimum fundraising ask:

  • Rocket 5k – £75
  • Half Marathon – £150
  • Full Marathon – £240

If you would like to know more please get in touch for a Fundraising Pack, and we will help you on your way to your running goals, support your fundraising page, give you MK Food Bank merchandise and cheer you on during the Races!

Thierry’s story

Back in April 2020, during the pandemic, our first runner Thierry noticed a long queue of people queuing up for a Food Bank session at a community centre. People without warm clothes, a mother with four children… what he saw broke his heart. The sight opened his eyes to the needs in his community and from that moment on he vowed to contribute to the Food Bank.

Ever since, Thierry has donated essential food items monthly, checking our most-needed items, researching best deals in supermarkets and enlisting the help of family and friends – overall supplying enough to feed thousand of families.

Extending his support to include a stretch at MK Can – our world-record breaking event in October – with his employer John Lewis and Partners, Thierry has now pledged to run both the Rocket 5k and the full marathon in support of MK Food Bank.

We are so excited to cheer such a fantastic supporter of ours on.

If you can sponsor him, click here:

Apply to fundraise and your Charity Place here:

Annual Conference and Celebrations 2023

Here’s some lovely festive photos from our Annual Conference and celebration on the 28th November, saying thank you to our Volunteers and Charity supporters!

We held special awards from the Mayor of Milton Keynes for our Volunteers who have gone above and beyond to help MK Food Bank this year, and we celebrated highlights of 2023: His Majesty the King visiting MK Food Bank and of course MK Can!

 

MK Can
16th October 2023

On World Food Day, Monday 16th October, Milton Keynes witnessed a very special event, MK Can was born! 

MK Food Bank, along with over 300 businesses, community organisations, churches and faith groups, charities schools, came together on a cold October day in Campbell Park and showed the power of community, creating the Longest Line of Food Cans ever, and earning themselves an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TM title to prove it!

The continuous line started at the World Food Day pillar in the MK Rose, the city’s open-air commemorative circle, and meandered through Campbell Park in the centre of the city, culminating in a giant ‘MK’ spelt out in cans. The final count totalled 102,447 cans, smashing the previous record by well over double, and measuring an impressive 7.64km.

On the day itself the success of the event was clear – thousands of smiling faces, a party atmosphere from end to end and our hashtag #mkcan going viral, in our biggest example of organic marketing ever.  And as well as an incredible community atmosphere, this event means we can continue to support thousands of families and individuals this winter.

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