Eat with your Family Day (EWYFD) 2017 will increase its frequency to four times starting Friday August 31, 2017. Launched in 2003 by the Centre for Fathering (CFF) and held on the last Friday of May, EWYFD seeks to encourage organisations to allow employees to leave work early at 5pm to enjoy a meal with their children and families.
In addition, we encourage each participant to invite one other organisation to take this on as a NEW initiative in their calendar year. Kindly furnish us with details if your school/organisation practises EWYFD on an organisation level regularly. Your initiative serves as an encouragement for other companies to do likewise.
EWYFD’s visual concept is based on a pie chart symbolising work and denoting the fact that EWYFD’s purpose is to give more time for the family. It depicts a clock showing the time of 5pm, the recommended time for staff to be released on that day. It also shows a family eating dinner together and a work desk with no one there.
EWYFD will now happen on a quarterly basis from this August onwards and follow the pattern of it being on the last school day of every school term. The next EWYFD falls on 17 Nov 2017.