Beyond Foodbanks – the beginnings of a new food justice movement in Scotland
In Glasgow on Saturday 28 February the Church of Scotland, Faith in Community Scotland, and the Centre for Human Ecology joined forces to explore how sustainable food equality can be achieved.
The keynote speaker at the conference was Rachel Gray, executive director of The Stop Community Food Centre in Canada, and the gathering of over 200 people was an opportunity for community food growing experts, activists, and food bank volunteers to share their experience of tackling the growing crisis of food injustice happening in Scotland.
Read more about the conference here.
Glasgow Presbytery Response to Food Insecurity
In April 2013 a report was brought on behalf of the Community Responsibility Committee of Glasgow Presbytery regarding the increasing incidence in our city of people having to rely on distribution of free food in order to feed their families. This report had been compiled largely by information researched on behalf of the Transformation Team of Faith in Community Scotland just before the changes in Welfare Reform were about to be implemented.Read about the response by Glasgow Presbytery here.
The current list of foodbanks operating in Glasgow can be obtained from the Glasgow Presbytery website.
Becoming a Good Food Nation
In October 2014 we submitted a response to the Scottish Government on a consultation document entitled 'Becoming a Good Food Nation' - you can read our response here.