Food for Life Get Togethers

Following the UK Government’s advice relating to staying at home to slow the spread of Covid-19 we strongly recommend that all Food for Life Get Together events are postponed with immediate effect and until further notice.

This includes all Grandparent Gardening Week events being postponed for 2020. In addition, to help us identify the most effective programmatic response to this fast moving, challenging situation we will be temporarily pausing all Food for Life Get Together planned community activity until further notice. During this time, we will liaise with partners and stakeholders to reflect on our learning so far and the most useful role we can play in this new landscape going forward.

Whilst this is clearly a very challenging and frustrating time for the programme, we are clear that the need to reduce the generational divide, support community cohesion and access to good food for all has only increased in recent weeks. We believe by taking this step to pause, identify the most useful role we can play and develops plans to do so, we will come back stronger as a programme and partnership.

If you have any questions, please contact the Food For Life team.

About Food for Life Get Togethers

A Food for Life Get Together is any event, big or small where different generations come together to grow, share or cook food together.

Hundreds of Food for Life Get Togethers have previously taken place across the country.

In Cardiff, during the 2019 school summer holidays, Wild Thing hosted two free community suppers. The first one was for pupils from a local primary school who had participated in Food and Fun and their families, and the next was aimed at a secondary school and community members.

The meal was made from food that would have otherwise been thrown away and veg grown at the local allotments.

After the success of their first Get Together last summer, Wild Thing now host fortnightly community suppers, cooking classes and nutrition courses.

“The community supper Get Togethers will provide free meals for the community but also aim to tackle isolation and healthy eating, whilst aiming to provide volunteer skills to gain employability skills & experience.”
said Lauren Saunders, owner of Wild Thing.

To find out more and register your Get Together please visit the Food For Life Get Togethers website or get in touch with Louise Shute, Wales Programme Manager.