Food For Life Get Togethers
Food for Life Get Togethers is a programme of regular community activities that connect people from all ages and backgrounds through growing, cooking and sharing good food. It is a 4-year National Lottery Community Fund programme that started in June 2019 and is led by the Soil Association Food for Life charity and delivered in Wales through Food Sense Wales.
Food for Life Get Togethers supports settings by inspiring them to become involved and through offering a range of resources, recipes, training, event planning tips, small grants and funding opportunities.
Since its inception, Food for Life Get Togethers in Wales has actively engaged with both diverse and disadvantaged communities, with 54% of the programme’s activity in Wales being delivered in the top 30% of the nation’s deprived areas.
Despite challenges and restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all of the Food for Life Get Togethers local partners have continued to deliver activities, including recipe bags, food growing and sharing events and virtual ‘cookalongs’.
Food For Life Get Togethers also runs My Food Community – a network for good food champions to learn, connect and take action. It’s a programme of activities to bring together people who champion good food – food that is good for climate, nature and health. The first cohort will run from Sept 2021 to Summer 2022.