Blackburn with Darwen Food Alliance

Bringing people together through food

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart” Cesar Chavez – civil rights activist


Each year the Soil Association run two campaigns and the month of November is “Cook and Share” or Food for Life “Get togethers”  It is aimed at EVERYONE!  We all eat right?! It doesn’t need to be about established community groups but also neighbours and family and friend gatherings.  People, food, connection and conversation. Simple.


Why get involved?

Well theres a number of reasons but right now how uplifting would it be to focus on connection, community and positivity?  

It doesn’t have to be a lavish affair. This is about coming together with good intentions around sharing food, friendship, conversation and connection.


Food for Life Get Togethers – Food for Life

Theres a tool kit you can download that gives loads of ideas and inspiration- click through and register your interest.


The weeks are themed

30 October  – 5 November   Cooking for People

6th – 12th November  Cooking for Pleasure

13th-19th November Cooking for the Planet

20-24th November Cooking for the Pocket


It would be lovely to see what is happening in Blackburn and Darwen around these themes. Lets get the word out about this!

Food and people coming together. How wonderful. Send us your photos, your videos and lets spread some happiness, joy and some food inspiration.