Getting started

We want Food for Life Get Togethers to become regular events in your community to help people across generations thrive through healthier meals and improved wellbeing.

What could Food for Life Get Togethers look like in your community?

You can host any event, big or small, that brings people of all ages together through food. It could be a street party that gets the whole neighbourhood sharing a feast. It might be a group of school kids visiting their local care home for a quick chat and a snack. It could be an existing community event that brings people of different ages together. Food for Life Get Togethers don’t need to be big or difficult to organise. It might just be a few people of different ages sitting down together and sharing a plate of good food.

A nationwide celebration

Food for Life Get Togethers support events throughout the year that may already be familiar: Grandparent Gardening Week in Spring, The Big Lunch in Summer and World Food Day in Autumn. 

Host a Food for Life Get Together during one of these events and be part of the movement.

Can I host a Get Together?

Yes! Anyone who wants to use the power of good food to connect people of all ages through growing, cooking and eating together can sign up. People and organisations with strong local links such as community groups, schools, care homes, gardening groups and social committees are well placed to hold Food for Life get Togethers.

Top Tips for Get Togethers

  • Get in touch and we’ll be happy to help. Don't forget to register your event.
  • Speak to people and organisations in your area with community links. Get them involved and work together.
  • Bring together different generations. Think about activities that all ages will enjoy. This could be growing, cooking and eating food. The Big Lunch has some great resources to get you started
  • The safety of everyone attending your event is extremely important. Use your own organisation’s procedures to ensure you think about the related risks, including health and safety, the safe preparation of food and the safeguarding of children or young people or adults at-risk attending your event.
  • Remember, your first event is just the start. Use it as an opportunity to make connections so that Food for Life Get Togethers become regular events in your community. 
How can you get started?

Is your community hungry for change? Get in touch with us at Food For Life and let us know what you’d like to do and we'll answer any questions you might have. Very soon we’ll have more resources like this one to help you organise your Food For Life Get Together.


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What's next?

You can register your Food for Life Get Together online, or by downloading and returning this form and sending it to:

Food for Life Get Togethers, Soil Association, Spear House, 51 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6AD

Let us know what you’d like to do and we will help you plan your Food for Life Get Together. We're happy to answer any questions you may have.

Get in touch
T: 0117 314 5180 
F: 0117 314 5001

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