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Hello, Let’s Eat! is a project with the goal of bringing neighbours together over the act of sharing food.

Hello, Let’s Eat! is a collaboration between the City of Edmonton’s ‘Hello, How Are You?’ campaign and River City Events

Edmontonians are able to borrow place settings and food service equipment from River City Events at no cost! We hope to encourage community members to share meals together, in order to get to know one another and learn about what connects us.

Kits are available to community members who wish to host a community or neighbourhood meal. In the spirit of turning strangers into friends, kits are only available for these types of events.  

A kit can support a group up to 24 people. Kits will be limited to 1 rental per organizer for the duration of the pilot.

Virtual Guide

When our ability to gather in person is limited, technology offers a great opportunity to stay connected. This guide will take you through the steps of hosting a Hello, Let’s Eat! Event — Now Online!

Basic Kit Contents

  • Food Equipment
    • Cutlery
    • Plates/bowls
    • Pitchers
    • Mugs, cups
    • Tongs
    • Serving spoons
  • Placemats
  • Hello, How Are You? Resources
  • Delivery and pickup are included

Tables/chairs available upon request.

Additional items from the River City Events Catalogue are available at the user's expense.

Important Notes

  • Food is not included
  • Each kit has enough supplies to support a group of up to 24 people
  • Applications are limited to one kit per organizer 


Hello, How Are You is a campaign that encompasses two council initiatives the Council Initiative on Urban Isolation and Mental Health and the Council Initiative on Seniors.

Post-Event Survey

If you participated in Hello, Let's Eat, we want to hear from you!

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