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Covid-19 response stories and resources

Recently featured in our e-bulletin, below are some interesting Covid-19 responses stories and some useful resources: Rewriting the Rules, Social Enterprise in Glasgow: the Covid-19 response. This report from Glasgow Social Enterprise Network can be found here. ‘Together we help’ provides learning from the many examples of informal social action undertaken during the last year. …

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New report from the Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has produced ‘Food in a pandemic’ – a new UK-wide research report on food insecurity, diet and eating habits, and food supply. It also explores our food psychology, and finds that most of us have positive views about food, although this varies by age and income. The report is available on …

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New report from the British Red Cross

The British Red Cross ‘longest year’ report includes recommendations for governments and local authorities across the UK on mitigating the effects of lockdown restrictions. The recommendations cover resources to support mental wellbeing, financial security and addressing barriers to accessing support. The report is available on the Red Cross website.

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March Covid-19 e-bulletin

Our latest e-bulletin is now available, giving you information about how community food initiatives are adapting to Covid and planning for recovery. There is information about running online cooking courses, pantries and the latest reports, videos and webinars.  You can read the e-bulletin here.  

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Adapting community cooking programmes for online delivery

Kirstin Wilson, a student at Abertay University, has developed this survey as part of her dissertation, to find out the views of participants attending online cooking courses. Kirstin is looking for help from community organisations running online cooking to encourage course participants to complete this survey. The survey takes the form of an anonymous online …

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Understanding food insecurity

Researchers based at the Rowett Institute in Aberdeen are aiming to better understand how organisations that have tackled food insecurity among families with children during school holidays coped during COVID-19 lockdowns. The researchers are keen to follow up issues raised in an earlier survey by undertaking in-depth interviews with staff, managers and volunteers from local …

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On-line cooking sessions -Tips and ideas from Edinburgh Community Food and Greener Kirkcaldy

Edinburgh Community Food (ECF) and Greener Kirkcaldy, both usually run regular face-to-face cooking courses. They now deliver these online and gave us some tips and ideas based on what they have learnt. What approaches are they taking? Greener Kirkcaldy’s initial focus last year was to provide easy-to-follow recipes by providing cooking demos on their YouTube …

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Vacancy at Edinburgh Community Food

Edinburgh Community Food is currently recruiting for a Sustainable Food Places Partnership and Network Coordinator in its Edible Edinburgh team. More information and details of how to apply on the Goodmoves website.

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February Covid-19 e-bulletin

Our latest Covid-19 e-bulletin is now available, giving you information on how Community Food Initiatives are coping with the current lockdown and planning for recovery, including putting more activities online.  Plus the latest webinars and reports. You can read the e-bulletin here.  

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What’s in a name? – Redistributing surplus food via Food hubs, food banks, social supermarkets, larders, community fridges and pantries….. Does the label matter?

In this blog post, our colleague Jacqui McDowell gives her views about the variety of community food provision models using surplus food: Surplus food, emergency food aid and the pandemic  Putting to one side any debate and discussion on surplus food (such as definitions or sustainability), redirecting surplus food to emergency food aid has been …

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