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Webinar on supporting communities to re-start safely

With news that Scotland is expected to return to a system of local protection levels from 17th May, many volunteer, community and third sector organisations will be planning how and when to re-start their services.  Doing this safely and in line with the most up-to-date guidance is essential, but the level of planning and risk …

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How have Healthy Valleys created a sense of community during online cooking courses?

Simone Janse van Rensburg tells us what she has learned from delivering their first few online courses – for parents with young children and two different weight management groups. About the courses Simone and her colleague, a cook tutor too, created some home-made videos of recipes they knew people enjoyed at face-to-face sessions and found …

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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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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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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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Guest Blog: Cooking skills online – learning from Feeding Fifers

Lyndsay Clark from the Feeding Fifers team tell us what they have learnt from putting cooking skills work online: Feeding Fifers now has their very own Face Book page! The Facebook page went live on the 25th November 2020 and now has nearly 300 followers. It has been a steep learning curve for two of …

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Supporting your community to get the Covid-19 vaccine

The Screening and Immunisation Team in Public Health Scotland have provided an update about the process of getting the Covid-19 vaccine (8 February 2021): ‘We would like to update you about COVID-19 vaccination invitation process, so that you are well informed to support your community over the coming weeks and months. People are now being …

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January e-bulletin

Our latest COVID-19 e-bulletin is now available, giving you information on how community food initiatives are coping with the current lock-down. News about CFIs, research, funding and guidance updates. You can access the e-bulletin here.

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Community food initiatives and the Covid-19 response

2020 has certainly been a challenging year for us all and community food initiatives have stepped up to respond to the needs of their communities. Over the last year we have shared learning from CFIs and many others. As we approach Christmas and the new year CFis continue to make plans to support local communities …

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