Interfaith Food Justice: Autumn Networking Event

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Al Falaah Academy

311 Calder Street

Glasgow

G42 7NH

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A networking event for people involved with community and emergency food initiatives, and people working to combat food poverty.

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IFJN Autumn Networking Event

The Interfaith Food Justice Network invite you to join us 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 the High Rise Bakers.

This event is for people from all backgrounds with an interest in community or emergency food initiatives including

  • community cafes
  • foodbanks
  • soup kitchens
  • community food initiatives
  • and more

- whether you help deliver the service, make use of the service, or both.

This will be an opportunity to:

  • make connections
  • find out about exciting food projects happening in Glasgow
  • learn about the newly emerging city-wide "Glasgow Food Stategy"
  • discuss how we can support each other and work together

The programme will begin with a delicious vegetarian meal. 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 work together and help each other.

Speakers

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.

Abi Mordin, Chair of Glasgow Food Policy Partnership and Glasgow Community Food Network

Glasgow Food Policy Partnership (GFPP) have started developing a city-wide Food Strategy for Glasgow together with its partners and the Glasgow City Council. The strategy aims to improve the food system in Glasgow making sustainable, healthy food available to everyone in an equitable way. 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.

For more information about the Interfaith Food Justice Network, check out the IFJN facebook page or contact Magdalen at magdalen.lambkin@interfaithglasgow.org

This event is funded by the South East Integration Network (SEIN). 

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 (magdalen.lambkin@interfaithglasgow.org, 0141 5580778)

Al Falaah Academy is 7 minutes walk from Crosshill Rail Station

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Al Falaah Academy

311 Calder Street

Glasgow

G42 7NH

United Kingdom

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