People-Powered Local Food Communities

18 October 2017 16:00 - 18 October 2017 18:00
Palace of Westminster, Committee Room 12

Huge strides have been made in tackling food waste in the UK through the efforts of many businesses, charities and initiatives like Courtauld 2025 and sustainable food cities. But progress is too slow and we’re caught in a catch 22 between consumer demand and unsustainable business models.

Food surplus is a global problem, and part of the solution can be found locally. People are taking matters into their own hands, with the traditional relationship of supply and demand for food surplus now being helped by local groups creating new systems of food redistribution.

This event will identify how we can champion local collaboration, and make it easier for these amazing local projects to operate - with increased resources and the support of food businesses. It will discuss how we can build a more sustainable way of managing food in our communities.

And after that?

We aim to prompt a bottom-up, people-powered campaign, bringing together key people to work together to deliver a coherent and sustainable approach to food surplus redistribution in the short term and a more sustainable food system in the longer term.

Who's attending
The reception will be hosted by Kerry McCarthy MP and we look forward to welcoming; Parliamentarians, representatives from the food industry, retailers and associations, policy makers, funders, local community groups, volunteer networks and campaigning organisations.

How to join
Please RSVP by 4th October by emailing your name, role, organisation and contact details, to: rebecca.mills@neighbourly.com

Contacts

Tom Andrews
Soil Association
07 717 802 188
tandrews@soilassociation.org
www.soilassociation.org


Victoria Williams
Food Matters
0127 343 1713
victoria@foodmatters.org
www.foodmatters.org


Kath Dalmeny
Sustain
0207 065 0902
kath@sustainweb.org
www.sustainweb.org


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation