Solidarity and Kitchen Requests
Please read the terms below before filling out a request.
The People's Potato accepts solidarity requests to prepare food, snacks or beverages for events that fall within our mandate of social and environmental justice. We also lend out our kitchen space to groups who would like to cook for their own event, giving priority to those events where attendance is free of charge. Grassroots events which deal directly with social and environmental justice and community based initiatives are projects that we welcome and support. We also prioritize working in solidarity with those groups that do not have access to the funds to pay for food. We do not work with groups affiliated with a political party or who receive corporate funding.
*Please note that we are not a catering company. As such, we don't provide chafing dishes or other hot holding equipment, and can't stay for your event to serve the food.*
While we remain a secular organization, we will now welcome requests from religious and spiritual groups who are doing social justice work that aligns with our values and mandate.
If your event does not fall within our mandate, we suggest looking into any of these caterers (a big thank-you to Midnight Kitchen for compiling this list). Questions and completed forms can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please allow at least TWO WEEKS (14 days) notice for your request to be reviewed, and make the subject of the email "Solidarity Request" or "Kitchen Request". Requests are processed in the order in which they are received, therefore it is possible that short notice requests will not be considered.
Media & Interview Requests
We receive a high volume of interview requests. While we are usually happy to accommodate these requests to the best of our ability, please be advised that, due to time constraints, it may not be possible for us to fulfill all of them.
Please be advised that The People’s Potato cannot grant permission to film or photograph our volunteers, interns, or service users at any time. Requests to film or photograph the space itself will only be considered if they can be done during off-hours (generally after 3:30 pm on weekdays). Staff members and volunteers may consent to being photographed or filmed, at their own discretion, during these hours only – so long as they are provided with a release form which clearly informs them of what their likenesses will be used for.