Event: ‘Making Food Fair’ – solutions to food poverty.

Oct 16, 2014

Making Food Fair

Exploring solutions to the many faces of food poverty
Saturday 22nd  November 

 

Federation House, Manchester
The increasing use of Foodbanks has made headline news, but our food system perpetuates other kinds of poverty as well. 
While families struggle to feed themselves, farming and the food sector are reliant on poverty wages, poor conditions and precarious employment. 
Join us as we explore a food system that is letting down so many and ask, “how can we make food fair for everyone”?

Inspiring presentations and discussion on sustainable solutions to food poverty. 
With speakers from Sustain’s London Food Poverty Pilot, Nourish Scotland, Church Action on Poverty and the Principal Investigator of the ERC study “Families and Food Poverty in an Age of Austerity”.
Plus, a chance to feed local ideas and solutions into the national Commission on Food and Poverty, led by the Fabian Society. 
This event is organised by The Kindling Trust and Feeding Manchester and is the 16th in an ongoing series of gatherings working to create a fair and sustainable food system for Greater Manchester.

Cost – £10, including lunch. Booking essential. 

For full details and to register for the event click here


Confirmed speakers and topics include:
Rebecca O’Connell, University of London. Principal Investigator of the study “Families and Food Poverty in an Age of Austerity” – An Unfair Food System – an overview of our food system and why it lets down so many families.
Pete Richie, Executive Director, Nourish Scotland – If the farmer is poor, so is the whole country – the politics and economics of land, food and farming.
Ben Reynolds, Deputy Co-ordinator, Sustain and Sustainable Food Cities – Tackling Food Poverty together – Lessons from London’s food access campaign.
Niall Cooper, Director, Church Action on Poverty – Tackling Poverty Head On – practical approaches to confronting poverty in all its forms. 

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