Food for Life Get Togethers

The Food for Life Get Togethers programme uses good food to bring people of different ages together through growing, cooking and eating.

LGNI are delighted to be involved in this this new project with lead partner the SOIL Association and other partners from around the UK recognising the value in using food to help support out ethos of bringing generations together. Get Togethers is for people of all ages and backgrounds and aims to connect people through food.

Check out the Food for Life Get Togethers webpage to find out more about the overall project, its campaigns opportunities to get involved and to sign up for a free Get Togethers Resource Pack! https://www.foodforlife.org.uk/get-togethers

LGNI will working closely with the Northern Ireland Food for Life Team and the Big Lunch NI to promote opportunities to get involved in NI.  Check out our workshops posters and small grants scheme happening now to support you to bring generations together through food!

Further information on “Safety guidance for food preparation” and “Safeguarding advice brigning generatiosn together” can be found using the buttons above.

Read the report and view the video for our 2019 Food For Life Small Grants Scheme-


We are very pleased to share the names of all of the successful grantees.

Thanks again to everyone who applied. Unfortunately we were hugely over subscribed. We very much look forward to hearing about all of the wonderful events!


With Food for Life Get Togethers, we are supporting local people to connect with different generations through cooking, growing and eating together. We have been able to give out 36 grants across the country to support intergenerational work through food.

Jellie Tots
Include Youth
St Comgall’s Primary School
Dunluce Healthcare
Disabled & Friends Association
Clonmore Youth Club
Mullavilly Parish Centre
The Conservation Volunteers Northern Ireland
Holy Family Youth Centre
North Belfast Housing Association

Ballymagroarty Hazelbank CommunityPartnership
Older People North West – AGE Concern

HCIBFS Kingsway
Good Morning Ballymena
Kilcronaghan Community Association
Tirgan Community Association
Tober Tinys Community Play Group
St Joseph’s Grammar School
Radius Housing Association Limited
Health Living Centre
Footprints Women’s Centre
Mercy Primary School
Healthcare Ireland Group – Bradley Manor

Mountfield Community Association
Cloughfin Community Assoication
Kidz Club
St Tierney’s Primary School
First Lisnaskea Guide Unit
PTFA Ballinamallard Primary School
St Mary’s PS
Carnagat Community House
South Eastern Regional College
Kilkeel Community Association
Ballymartin GAC
Cosy Corner Playgroup


LGNI is very pleased to be partnering with The Soil Association in a new UK-wide £5m project to use “good food” to change lives in disadvantaged communities in Northern Ireland.

A new £5.1m project to tackle loneliness and improve health in Northern Ireland using “good food” has been launched by the Soil Association’s Food for Life programme. The project, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, will use the power of good food to connect people of all ages through growing, cooking and eating together.

Watch this space for info on getting involved!

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