The Interfaith Food Justice Network invite you to join for an evening of connecting with others, learning and enjoying some delicious food from two of Glasgow’s many fantastic food initiatives: Milk Cafe and Bridging the Gap’s High Rise Bakers.
When: Thursday 24th October 2019, 6pm – 8.30pm
Where: Al-Falaah Academy (311 Calder Street, G42 7NH)
This event is for people from all backgrounds with an interest in community or emergency food initiatives including:
• Community cafes and gardens
• Soup kitchens and more
– whether you help deliver the service, make use of the service, or both.
The event will be an opportunity to…
• Make Connections
• Find out about other exciting food projects
• Learn about the emerging city-wide “Glasgow Food Policy” and how you can be involved
• Discuss how we can support each other and work together to tackle food insecurity and build community
The programme will begin with a delicious vegetarian buffet. We will hear from two speakers and you will have a chance to connect with other attendees, to talk about your projects and theirs, and explore ways to help each other.
Hear short talks from:
Pollokshields Community Fridge
Naheed Asghar, Pollokshields Development Agency
Naheed will share about the development of Pollokshields Community Fridge which was launched in February this year. It is a space to enable residents and local businesses to share surplus food, and the community to help themselves to quality food that would otherwise be wasted. It has also become a hub for food education and climate conversations, promoting the benefits of the sharing economy, addressing health and wellbeing concerns, and reducing social isolation.
The Glasgow Food Strategy
Abi Mordin, Chair of Glasgow Food Policy Partnership and Glasgow Community Food Network
The Glasgow Food Strategy aims to improve the food system in Glasgow making sustainable, healthy food available to everyone in an equitable way. Its been developed by the Glasgow Food Policy Partnership (GFPP) together with its partners and the Glasgow City Council. Abi Mordin has been active in community food in Glasgow for 12 years, working as a community gardener and cooking facilitator, local food activist and campaigner, and food systems researcher. She is passionate about co-creating a more sustainable, fairer food future.
Register on Eventbrite (event is free)
We have a small budget to reimburse travel expenses (usually not more than £4.50 ) for those who would not be able to attend otherwise. Please contact Magdalen to arrange this in advance of the event (email@example.com, 0141 5580778)
Find out more about the network
This event is funded by the South East Integration Network (SEIN).