Premier Foods is launching a new initiative for the education channel which will aim to bring local communities together by encouraging them to come and eat together.

The ‘Bisto Together Project’ will help drive community spirit and tackle loneliness by connecting people of all generations and backgrounds within the school canteen and follows alarming government research which reveals that 44% of the UK has felt lonely at some point in their lives.

School caterers and chefs will have access to a whole host of materials online which will provide them with the tools to put on a ‘Bisto Community Table’ at their school. To support the campaign, those schools which register online and commit to hosting a Bisto Community Table, will receive free samples of Bisto Gluten Free Gravy to help on the day.   In addition, the first 50 schools to register online will also receive a kit that contains everything from table talkers, ways to help get conversations started, to designated boxes which encourage participants to hand over technology distractions, such as phones. To register, please visit

Sarah Robb, channel marketing manager at Premier Foods, comments: “Recent research has shown that loneliness is actually becoming more common in the younger generation, as opposed to the older generation. This is due to a whole host of different factors that are a part of modern living and it’s important that we do something early on in young people’s lives to tackle this stigma. Hosting a Bisto Community Table is a great way of encouraging pupils to take a break from technology and to interact in a relaxed environment. Coming together over different foods is the perfect start as it’s something which unites us all. We encourage schools across the country to get behind the movement and to download a toolkit today as part of their contribution to tackling the issue of loneliness. We are looking forward to seeing all of the images from your own Bisto Community Table events, and if you are using social media, don’t forget to use the #BistoTogether.”

To find out more visit download your free Bisto Community Table toolkit and read about what happened when Park Community School hosted their Bisto Community Table earlier this year.