Exeter Community Food Network (ECFN) was set up in 2014 as a forum which brings together almost 20 organisations in and around the city concerned with food. These include anti-food poverty groups, educational initiatives, faith communities, food sustainability work and neighbourhood growing schemes as well as emergency food providers. By working with one another we are able to share ideas and resources and develop new initiatives, most recently a summer holiday cookery school and a new abundance project to collect autumn fruit from parks and gardens for community benefit.
Projects of ECFN partners include:
Make Lunch, St. Sidwell’s Centre, The Real Food Store, Devon & Cornwall Food Association, Public Health (Devon County Council), Exeter City Council, Exeter Community Initiatives, Devon & Cornwall Housing, Exeter Food Bank, Exeter Allotments Forum, Food for Life Partnership, Exeter Council for Voluntary Service and more.
Exeter Food Network and partners organised the ‘Devon Food Justice’ event on the 13th October 2016. Participants from Foodbanks and other community food projects from all over the county, Plymouth and Torbay met to share experiences and identify priorities for food policies for the future. Read their action report.
Devon Food Strategy, Feeding Devon’s Future (2014)
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