By Our Reporter
The annual Tokosa Food Festival has been launched. Now in its 4th edition, the event brings together foodies, food vendors, friends and families to enjoy culinary delights, entertainment, great deals from exhibitors as well as networking.
According to the organizers, the festival will be a fun-filled family event with lots of entertainment and fun activities lined up including DJ sets throughout the day and cook-offs in which lots of great prizes will be won. The kids will also be catered for in the fun with a dedicated play area with lots of games & entertainment as well as a junior chef competition. Revelers will also get to try out different cuisines from around the global as there will be over 100 food vendors showcasing at the Tokosa food court.
Speaking at the Tokosa launch event, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Uganda, Mr. Gilbert Assi said: “The Tokosa Food Festival idea was borne out of the ‘Bring on The Good Times’ Shell Gas brand campaign, as a platform to celebrate a growing vibrant food culture in Kampala as well as an avenue to promote culinary experience for Ugandans.”
For the third year, the Tokosa Food Festival proceeds will go towards support of the Bless a Child Foundation, a beneficiary that aims at providing improved Childhood cancer care services so as to increase remission and dignity for terminally ill children. This year, a new charity has been added – Grace Villa in Kabale. Grace Villa, which in addition to providing disadvantaged girls with support, has recently started the Wateeka initiative to offer free lunch to school-going children that may not afford it. The Wateeka initiative will receive a new Shell Gas Kitchen with a year’s supply of free gas. The Bless a Child Foundation will receive a year’s worth of Gas Refill for their new kitchen.
The event is supported by other partners including Coca-cola, Jumia Food and Ugachick. It will be held on Sunday, June 17 at UMA Show Grounds Lugogo.