Food Justice

The cost of living and local action by food partnerships

Sustainable Food Places

The Sustainable Food Places Network session.

With food inflation reaching 13.1% and 7.3 million adults already experiencing food insecurity, many food partnerships are planning for an anxious Winter ahead, and seeking to understand their role during the crisis.

After a national overview by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The Sustainable Food Places Network will look at practical and innovative examples from across the network and how they are bridging local and national action. Brighton & Hove Food Partnership will cover the Council tax rebate donation scheme and cost of living crisis appeal whose funds will go directly to supporting the most vulnerable households in the area, as well as their lobbying of government.

Cambridge Sustainable Food will cover their Cost of Food and Living Campaign city-wide appeal to raise funds to help frontline workers in 13 existing community food schemes to provide ingredients directly to vulnerable households, as well as slow cookers. To meet shortages in surplus food and improve quality and sustainability of emergency food, they are looking at initiatives such as ‘Grow a Row’.

The Sustainable Food Places Network will also use the session to check in on food partnership message for government and policy makers we can raise on your behalf.

More speakers tbc.

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