Food for Life Get Togethers January News

The community, good food and you – in 2022

Happy New Year. We hope you had a restful break and are looking forward to a year filled with more cooking, growing and sharing activities that bring the community together.

What you do as part of Get Togethers is so important

Over the last three years:
• 2,424 community organisers brought their communities together
• At over 2,000 food activities
• Involving 100,000 people
Let’s see what we can do together this year!

Thinking of planning an activity? Remember to register here so we can continue to help you, the community you work with and others across the country.

Small Grants are opening soon

Our grants of £150 are back – helping you and the community take part in Plant and Share Month. Last year, we supported over a hundred community organisers and groups across the UK with everything from buying seeds and compost to getting hold of the tools they need. We’ll be sharing more details shortly. In the meantime, take a look at our support page to see whether your project is eligible and read about a group based in Northern Ireland who used their Small Grant to hold an at home, hands-on herb activity. Find out more

Inspiring cooking skills and independence

Cook and Share went down a treat with young folk at the Midlothian House Project group. The National House Project supports young people leaving care to lead connected and fulfilling lives. The project focuses on developing vital life skills and building bonds in the community. Becky Reynolds, Practice Lead at The National House Project shared their success:

“Cook and Share […] contributes to the development of skills in healthy eating, shopping, budgeting, and food safety.”

“Cooking with others also helps the group form a deeper understanding of everyone’s diverse needs and preferences, such as vegetarian or Halal diets, as well as taking turns to do the washing up” Find out more

Knead a simple recipe

We got you covered. Have you checked out our easy-read bread recipe? The recipe is picture led, with step-by-step instructions to make it easy to follow. There is a large print version available too.
Take a look

Considering Covid
As restrictions and the news about the pandemic continue to update, please remember to follow the Covid-19 guidelines in your area when planning your activity. For inspiration on how to run an activity remotely, check out our resources and stories page for guidance and support. Find Covid Guidance here