The Community Potluck is a shared community meal where every month people bring their favourite dish to share. These free events are open to all and have been running in Totnes since 2013, supporting a more connected and cohesive community.
The Community Potluck takes place from 6pm to 8.30pm on the third Friday of each month at the Methodist Church Hall, on Fore Street. Usually between 30 and 80 people of all ages attend, including children, although large Potlucks at Christmas time have attracted up to 300. Alcoholic drinks are prohibited to encourage a family atmosphere. Often, there is entertainment, such as music or a cookery demonstration, led by local volunteers.
For four years, the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) took responsibility for organising the Community Potluck. Now, a group of local people have taken on this responsibility so that the Potluck is run “by the community for the community”. NOW offers support and help with the hire of the hall.
If you are inspired by the idea of the Community Potlucks, but unable to attend our regular events in Totnes, then perhaps you would like to run your own Community Potluck where you are based. If this is of interest, then check out our Community Potluck Guidelines, which provide you with all of the information and inspiration needed to run this community event.
We will also be happy to speak with you about our experiences of this event, and provide any guidance that may be helpful based on our experiences. So, if you are thinking of running your own Community Potluck please get in touch.