Food for Life Get Togethers don’t need to be big or difficult to organise. You can host any event, big or small, that brings people together through food. It could be a street party that gets the whole neighbourhood sharing a feast. It might be a group of school kids visiting their local care home. Or it might just be a few people sitting down together.
Food for Life Get Togethers are also linking into established national events. Having a Food for Life Get Together during one of these events might be useful if you’re pushed for time or if organising something alone seems daunting, because we can supply you with lots of great resources to help you run it. You’ll also be part of something huge!
The Big Lunch in Summer
The Big Lunch is about millions of people getting together to share food, have fun and get to know each other better. It's a simple idea - that for a few glorious hours, cars stop, shyness stops and neighbours come together in the street to meet, greet, share, swap, sing, plan and laugh. Save 1-2 June in your diaries!
Roast Dinner Day in Autumn
The Great Roast Dinner Celebration is a fun way for nurseries, schools and caterers to come together over the nation’s favourite lunch to celebrate everything that’s great about school food. Schools and Nurseries are encouraged to invite parents and other family members through the gates to share a delicious and healthy lunch with their children, so they can see just how great school food can be, inspiring them to select school dinners as the regular lunchtime choice for their kids.
Grandparent Gardening Week is a nationwide campaign from Food for Life that encourages schools and nurseries to work with different generations from their local communities to cultivate herb gardens and veg patches. Food for Life are encouraging different generations to spend time together whilst giving kids and grandparents the chance to discover new relationships rooted in growing.