Food for Life Get Togethers - Update

January can be a difficult month, but connecting with others helps, and carrying out acts of kindness makes us feel good. That’s why Food for Life Get Together’ s theme this month is Beat the January Blues – by helping others, eating good food and planning for the year ahead, we can boost our moods.

Bringing people together
Many of you have had more meaningful connections with your community groups since the lockdown. We’ve pulled together 5 ways you can keep on bringing people together using real life examples from our communities.
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Food and Mood
January has got to be the best time to take note of the way food affects our mental well-being. For many of us, January is the most challenging month of the year. Food can help, and it’s simple – think leafy greens, regular mealtimes and drinking plenty of water. Try building this into any foodie activities you have planned this month, and share our one pager with your communities. Download

Recipes from Invisible Cities
It’s easy to fall into a rut with cooking, making the same recipes again and again. Get inspired with these warming favourites from Invisible Cities service users – including homemade takeaway favourites like chicken curry, sweet and sour, and pizza.
Take a peek here

Dates for the diary
This year’s calendar is out! Use it for themes and ideas for your next Get Together activities. Print it off and stick it up or share with your communities and ask them which themes they’d like to explore.
Download the calendar here

Coming up is Burns Night on 25 January. Traditionally a supper to celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns, it’s the perfect occasion to come together virtually for a Scottish feast.

We’ve loved seeing what you’ve been cooking over the holidays. If you’re not already a member, join our supportive Facebook community now, for recipe ideas, growing advice and lovely words and pictures from our communities across the UK. Don’t forget to use #FFLGetTogethers when you post so we don’t miss you!

Funding opportunities
As well as our small grants, there are a wealth of other funding opportunities available for community organisations this year. Check them out if you’re in need of a cash boost. National Lottery have grants designed to help local organisations bring people and communities together as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.