It's time to grab your apron

In the meantime, why not have a think about what sort of activity you’d like to plan with your community? Through Cook and Share From dishing up daal to passing around the pasta, or simply sharing a sarnie – cooking and eating food together is a great way to make long-lasting connections. Read on to find out about support to help you get cooking and sharing!

Get Togethers Small Grants applications have opened! 🙌
Small Grants are open to anyone who is organising a cooking activity with their community this autumn, in line with Cook and Share Month. The grant can go towards food, equipment, or materials to help you spread the word – and make your FFL Get Togethers Cook and Share activity a success. Full details and Ts and Cs can be found here

Online Cookalong Guide Whilst we may still need to socially distance at times, but this doesn’t mean we can’t connect virtually. As we gear up for Cook and Share Month, you may be wondering how to run an cooking event online if you can’t meet in person. Watch our Online Cookalong Guide to give you the confidence and the tools to take your cooking activity online. Just follow these easy steps and you’ll be a pro in no time.

Watch our guide here

Our latest online, free training opportunity is now available! Get Sharing provides guidance on what good food means and provides practical tips and ideas for running food sharing activities.

The course will support with:
• Understanding what ‘good food’ means
• Developing nutritional snacks and good food meals for community groups
• Running food sharing activities

Learn more here-

Cabbage Patchers serve up summer
The Cabbage Patchers deliver community gardening, health workshops and events in Northern Ireland. They recently did a food demo and lunch using homegrown and local produce – including a very summery beetroot and strawberry dessert! The team worked wonders to transform a derelict space less than a year ago into this inspiring and nurturing community hub. What a fantastic example of community spirit, growing and feasting together!

More inspiration
Read this and other inspirational stories of Get Togethers across the country on our Food for Life Get Togethers Community on Facebook.