This response underpins the oral evidence presented by Dr. Megan Blake at Bristol University on 6/11/18. The hearing focused on rural poverty.
A film about how community organisations are using food to help overcome loneliness and everyday food insecurity, while also transforming their communities. Eating together with others, what I call social eating, has so many benefits. Continue reading
I was recently invited to participate in an impact report launch for a charity organization. This organisation works with food producers and supermarkets to help people in low income areas cope with and adapt to the challenges that they face. It also helps those communities transition into places where people want to live, raise children and grow old. Central to that organization’s work is the idea that people and communities have assets that with a little help can be mobilized to achieve these ends and that food facilitates this. Here is the broad text of my talk. I believe that adopting an approach that supports people and communities to be able to recognize what they already have is key toward moving beyond longer term transformation.
My mother has a saying—Freeze the moment. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered what we mean by surplus food? Where does it come from and how does it link to the problem of food waste? This short slide show video provides a brief overview. Continue reading
While Food Poverty is a popular term within the food charity sector in the UK, is it really what you want to be doing? Is it, in fact, everyday food insecurity that you seek to support? Continue reading
This blog post asks the question–Should we make distinctions between different foods, depending upon where those foods come from? Continue reading