Food for Life Campaigns

Each year we run two campaigns for all settings, caterers, and communities to get involved in.

Our campaigns – Plant and Share in the spring and Cook and Share in the autumn – bookend the UK growing and harvesting seasons and are free to join for everyone, regardless of your relationship with Food for Life.

Why get involved?

You can join in as much or as little as you like. From downloading a recipe to organising your own Cook and Share or Plant and Share event, we have a whole host of ideas, activities and resources written by our professional team to help you get started.

  • These campaigns are a great way for settings enrolled with us to work through the Food for Life Awards criteria
  • Communities can find inspiration and step-by-step guidance for their next event or get together
  • Individuals and families can enjoy lots of simple ideas, tips and recipes to engage even the most reluctant cook or gardener!

Cook and Share is back: 30th October – 24th November 2023

Cook and Share is our autumnal campaign that brings people together in a feast of cooking, connection and conversation for when the nights are drawing in.

Whether you’ve on a mission to make the most of produce harvested during Plant and Share, want to know how to use leftover Halloween pumpkins, or are just after a delicious and nutritious autumnal recipes on a budget, the free to download resources and activity packs are for everyone to enjoy. 

Our springtime campaign Plant and Share is all about growing, sowing and sharing.

Running for a month throughout April and May, in 2023 we had an estimated 46,000 people attend a Plant and Share event across the country. 

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"Almost 50% of UK kids never get outdoors with their families but at the same time, more than nine million people often or always feel lonely. Young and older people lack opportunities to bond."James Cashmore (Director of Food for Life)

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