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Food for Life Get Togethers

Food for Life Get Togethers is a UK Wide community focused Good Food programme funded by the National Lottery and led by Soil Association’s Food for Life.

58,770 participants, 891 activities and counting!

Plant and Share Month - 22nd April – 20th May 2023

Get together and sow, grow and share this Plant and Share Month!

We're asking the nation to get growing with their community, school or faith group. For our third year of Plant and Share, we're sharing 20 new and refreshed resources to help your activities.

This year Plant and Share will also incorporate the very welcome return of Grandparent Gardening Week, running from 24th – 28th April.

Food For Life Get Togethers

Launching in 2019, the programme's aim was to bring people from all generations and backgrounds together through growing, cooking, sharing and eating good food. As the pandemic changed life as we knew it, the programme had to adapt to a new way of working. This led to a wealth of online sessions, networking and connecting people across the UK through their shared love of growing and cooking food.  

There are still many challenges that face us every day and community leaders are often at the forefront of supporting those who need it the very most, and the Get Togethers programme is there to support them.

From nurturing the grassroots community good food champions through our My Food Community leadership  programme, to skills sharing with the Local Partner organisations, to our joint mission and close collaboration with the National Partners, the learnings and insights gained throughout the programme have been invaluable.

Find out more about the learnings and insights from the programme so far.

My Food Community

My Food Community is an accelerated leadership programme for community food organisers which the Get Togethers team launched in September 2021.  The first course consisted of 47 emerging and established food leaders from across the UK, the second course started in autumn 2022 with  . The My Food Community programme has been a hugely successful aspect of the Get Together’s programme and we have seen such an incredible wealth of talented and passionate people find their confidence and voices as good food champions, and inspiring leaders.  

Network Events

Throughout the duration of the Get Togethers programme a rich and diverse network of several thousand individuals, community, third sector groups, social enterprises, local authority and other government workers have come together around a broad vision of growing, cooking and sharing good food.

Network members include partners engaged through all aspects of the programme, as well as a much broader number of participants who have joined us for network events and signed up for our newsletter.  

There is still time to get involved in a networking event hosted by our programme partners over the coming months as we continue to share skills and experiences through the networking events.  


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

How to get involved

Four easy steps to arrange your Get Together whenever suits you:

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    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. 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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News & Blogs

Head over to our blog section to catch up on our latest news and sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date with what we’ve got coming up over the next few months, and beyond.

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