Around 40 community food initiatives took part in an event on 7 March, run jointly by CFHS and Senscot. A community food social enterprise network session was held in the morning, and a community retailers ‘sharing good practice’ session in the afternoon.
The morning session looked at issues that community food social enterprises (or aspiring social enterprises) were currently experiencing, and possible solutions to overcoming these, summarised here.
The afternoon session focussed on what was happening within the community retailing sector. Again, some of the discussion focused on issues, but the session also identified opportunities for community retailers and community retailing, as highlighted in the session’s notes.