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Survey: Local Action in Scotland to Tackle Food Insecurity During the Coronavirus Crisis

Please note deadline extended to Tuesday 26 May The Poverty and Inequality Commission has asked Community Food and Health (Scotland) to encourage you to take part in a national survey of local community organisations in Scotland.  We endorse this work and to encourage you to take part. Let Scotland know about the experiences in communities …

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Vacancies at Glasgow Community Food Network

Glasgow Community Food Network (GCFN) is currently recruiting for 6 new team members to assist with its responsibilities to the Covid response and the Food for Good coalition, supporting strands of work around logistics of food deliveries and development of hyper-local food hubs. More information and details of how to apply on the GCFN website.

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Supporting communities safely

A new resource has been released to support community organisations to carry out their vital work safely during the Covid-19 outbreak. The online resource, developed by Scottish Community Development Centre and Public Health Scotland, features a range of practical information and advice, such as: safely promoting an organisation’s services making sure volunteers are safe and …

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Vacancy at North Glasgow Community Food Initiative

NGCFI is currently recruiting for a Manager at its Royston Food HUb. Full information and details of how to apply at www.ngcfi.org.uk Please note closing date of Monday 18 May 5pm,  

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COVID-19: Scottish Government support for community food responses

UPDATE: 12 May 2020 Next round of funding from the Wellbeing Fund is now open to applications until 12 noon on 22 May 2020. UPDATE: 17 April 2020: Wellbeing Fund  Community organisations looking for funding to support their food activities at this time should register an expression of interest to the Wellbeing Fund now. The …

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COVID-19 May e-bulletin

Our latest COVID-19 e-bulletin is now available, giving you information on how community food initiatives are coping in lock-down, news about research and advocacy and any challenges and concerns, as well as funding updates. You can access the e-bulletin here.  

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COVID-19 funding update

Our colleagues at GCVS have produced a very useful special bulletin, focussed on funding available to charities and community organisations developing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.  GCVS also run regular funding surgeries, with a funding expert and plan to continue to offer these virtually.  You can access the bulletin here.

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Nourish

Nourish have updated their dignity in practice principles as well as produced a blog on the right to food

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The Road to Renewal – stories of change

The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission are collecting and documenting all the ways in which people are responding across the UK – to show how the food and farming sectors adapt and the effect the pandemic is having on rural communities. Do you have a story to tell? Find out more and contribute a story here

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The Food Foundation – Online briefing on hunger statistics

  April 2020 Today the Food Foundation and Dr Rachel Loopstra discussed the latest results of our YouGov survey on food insecurity research during the Covid-19 crisis. The recording of the webinar can be found HERE and the slide deck HERE. Also, Dr Rachel Loopstra from King’s College London has done an in-depth analysis of …

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