Food for Thought

Wells is a city that has a thriving community culture and with this in mind the festival is dedicating an area to highlighting current, food related, social issues.

Food for Thought demonstrates what communities can achieve when they come together to tackle some of the challenges that face us through food poverty, food waste, healthy living and lifestyle issues.

We’ve all heard about foodbanks and the great work they do. Come and see for yourself the amazing generosity of donors and volunteers and find out about the wonderful difference that these charities are making on the ground.

We have the Help for Homeless bright orange food truck that feeds homeless people and we have Shepton Mallet’s fantastic Community Fridge. The Wells Foodbank and Furniture Store will be there with food parcels, as well as Root Connections, who produce fresh veg boxes and cut flowers that they deliver locally.

The Blue School will have information about school meals and nutrition for students. Plus, you can find out from Healthy Somerset how you can eat a healthier, nutritionally balanced diet, and get a free blood pressure check.

Get some health and wellbeing top tips, investigate what a foodbank does, how to run a community fridge, who is feeding the homeless, and how you can help.

The Food for Thought marquee will be in the recreation ground, next to the bowling green.


Food for Thought Stalls

For more information about the organisations, click on their logos.

Healthy Somerset

Healthy Somerset provides information and support to promote health and wellbeing and a healthier lifestyle.

Healthy Somerset

Healthy Somerset provides information and support to promote health and wellbeing and a healthier lifestyle.


Free Blood Pressure Checks

1 in 3 adults with high blood pressure don’t know they have it. Get yours checked and get peace of mind.

Free Blood Pressure Checks

1 in 3 adults with high blood pressure don’t know they have it. Get yours checked and get peace of mind.


Help for Homeless

Help for Homeless delivers food, clothes and other essentials to homeless people on the streets of Somerset’s cities.

Help for Homeless

Help for Homeless delivers food, clothes and other essentials to homeless people on the streets of Somerset’s cities.


Root Connections

Working to end rural homelessness and producing fresh, seasonal veg boxes and cut flowers that are delivered locally.

Root Connections

Working to end rural homelessness and producing fresh, seasonal veg boxes and cut flowers that are delivered locally.


Shepton Mallet Community Fridge

A community fridge, freezer and larder saving food from going to waste and addressing food poverty in Shepton Mallet.

Shepton Mallet Community Fridge

A community fridge, freezer and larder saving food from going to waste and addressing food poverty in Shepton Mallet.


The Blue School

Staff from the catering department of The Blue School will have information about school meals and the government guidelines on nutrition for students.

The Blue School

Staff from the catering department of The Blue School will have information about school meals and the government guidelines on nutrition for students.


Wells Storehouse

The foodbank and furniture store based in Wells, providing emergency, nutritious food parcels to local people.

Wells Storehouse

The foodbank and furniture store based in Wells, providing emergency, nutritious food parcels to local people.


Food for Thought is supported by Saltus.