Introducing the Plymouth Food Aid Network website

Plymouth Food Aid Network (PFAN) recently unveiled their new website, jam-packed with easy to use resources, a handy interactive map and lots more. It is designed to provide information to both the general public and to PFAN member organisations in Plymouth and the surrounding areas.

Food Talks People’s Assembly sharing findings

We gathered on zoom last Tuesday to talk about the changes we have experienced to our food over the last year and quickly look at some headlines from our recent Food Talks survey. We were delighted to be joined by people from all over Plymouth along with experts, experts by experience and creative practitioners to…

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COVID Food Conversations – creative online workshop to gather thoughts and concerns about food and Covid 19.

The Food Equality Project is helping build a fair Food and Poverty Alliance for Plymouth, from the ground up, ensuring that the voices of local people, including those experiencing food insecurity are represented. We believe that creative methods are an accessible and engaging way of generating, documenting and sharing these important lived experiences so that…

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Food Access Guide for Plymouth launched

  During Covid 19 Food Plymouth’s Food Equality Project began work on a Food Access Guide for Plymouth. This was a response to the acute pressures experienced by many individuals, families and communities due to the Coronavirus lockdown and beyond.  The Guide attempts to map and support navigation through the emergency food aid available in…

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Food Plymouth IS HIRING

TENDER OPPORTUNITY We are seeking dynamic, resourceful and passionate contractor to join the Food Plymouth team as our new Sustainable Food Places Partnership and Network Coordinator. This exciting new role will be responsible for maximizing Plymouth’s collective impact around food to lead the partnership, catalysing and co-ordinating activities towards our shared vision of achieving the Sustainable Food Places silver standard…

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The government wants your views on public sector food

The government wants your views on public sector food The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee is consulting on public procurement. Online consultation closes 27th August Anyone with an interest in, or information about school, hospital, armed forces, prison, or older people’s food is encouraged to submit evidence, and you have until 27th August…

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# Big Green Shout Devon

Who Do you want to shop locally? Do you want to make a difference in Devon? Do you want to be sustainable? Then this is for you. What & Where A big internet shout for Devon When Wednesday 19th August How Post on your favourite social media. Post about your business, your society, or yourself.…

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Campaigners celebrate reinstatement of school fruit and veg

Campaigners celebrate reinstatement of school fruit and veg Public Health Minister Jo Churchill said to journalists that the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme will resume as normal in Autumn when all children return to school. While we wait for official confirmation, this is not the end of the campaign for more fruit and veg in…

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Pester Power or Parent Power?

Pester Power or Parent Power? Parents want to see an end to the use of popular children’s characters and brand mascots on food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar, according to a new report Pester Power or Parent Power? published by the Children’s Food Campaign and Food Active. Credit: Shutterstock image The Pester Power or Parent…

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Webinar – Making sense of it: What’s happened and what next?

Making sense of it: What’s happened and what next? 14/07/2020 14:00  15:00 When it comes to food insecurity, how do we assess what’s happened over the last months to address rising need in local areas? And how can different actors and new collaborators determine what should happen next? Join Sustain for this webinar to explore how we can…

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The value of local

The value of local by Alicia Miller – Website Editor on 26 June, 2020 in Business and Food, Food Movement As I wrote when the pandemic swept in, the uptake in our box scheme during the lockdown was extraordinary. Within two weeks from its start, it had tripled from our usual 60 or so boxes to 180. And through out the…

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Land sharing and land sparing: We need food in harmony with nature

Land sharing and land sparing: We need food in harmony with nature by Patrick Holden on 26 June, 2020 in Food Policy, Food Systems Interviewing Isabella Tree for our recent podcast has given me much cause for reflection about the relationship between farmers and the land they manage. In a way, I was quite disturbed by hearing Isabella’s story of how she and her…

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Hungry for Change: A briefing from Lord Krebs on the report from the House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment

Hungry for Change: A briefing from Lord Krebs on the report from the House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment Webinar  08/07/2020 09:30 –10:15 Food Foundation During this briefing, Lord Krebs will discuss the findings of his committee’s year-long inquiry into the challenges facing our food system. It will be an…

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THE OXFORD FARMING CONFERENCE WEBINAR

THE OXFORD FARMING CONFERENCE OFC 2021 Sponsors Patrons Speakers Programme Videos Delegate info Other Years WELCOME Welcome to #OFC21 Bitesize, a series of one-hour events hosted virtually via our website at 12pm on the first Thursday of every month from June to December 2020, leading up to the 2021 virtual conference in January. The 2021…

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