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Food for Life Get Togethers

Food for Life Get Togethers are regular community activities that connect people from all ages and backgrounds through food.

58,770 participants, 891 activities and counting!

Network Events

We're excited to work with our partner organisations to bring you a series of events, sharing our knowledge, inspiration and ideas about connecting communities through food.

Check out our network events and catch up on recorded sessions!

Bringing communities together

Covid-19 has had a big impact on all of our lives. Despite not being able to get together for community events physically right now, recent YouGov research shows that social bonds are stronger than before, with 40% of people feeling a stronger sense of local community. Food for Life Get Togethers wants to support these renewed community bonds to become the new normal.

Get inspired by these examples of the difference Get Togethers activities have been making to communities.

"Tending the gardens gives me a feeling

of hope for the future, that they will be there looking beautiful and ready for people to meet up again."

Participant at Growing Works, Kirklees (Get Togethers Grant Recipient)


Would you like to organise a Get Together? Find out more and access free tools and materials for cooking, growing and community activities. Get started.

UK wide celebrations

There are lots of ways we can come together while social distancing.  If you’re unsure where to start, have a look at our UK wide celebration dates below for ideas and inspiration.

Do make sure you follow the government guidance in your area whatever you decide to do.

How to get involved

Four easy steps to your Get Together - whether it's virtual, socially distanced or as a household. 

  1. Hands tending to seedlings

    1. Get started

    Not sure where to start with organising your community cooking, growing or social dining activity? We can walk you through how to get started.

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  2. 2. Sign up

    Ready to get your community involved in a Get Together activity? Sign up now and receive a free resource pack.

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  3. Woman and child baking together

    3. Access support

    Connect with one of our local teams and find out how we can help you get started, including what funding is available in your area.

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    4. Join the community

    Share community cooking and growing tips, ideas, advice and more with like-minded people across the country. Join today and be part of our active and growing community.

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