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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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Winter support fund for children and families

Funding to help people pay for food, heating, warm clothing and shelter during the winter is part of a new £100m support package from the Scottish Government. The fund will help those on low incomes, children and people at risk of homelessness or social isolation cope with winter weather and the economic impact of coronavirus …

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Covid-19 and the next big step towards recovery

The Covid-19 vaccine has arrived in the UK and the NHS in Scotland has started administering the vaccine to priority groups. The aim is for every adult in Scotland to be offered the vaccine and this will take place as soon as the supplies of vaccine are available and in order of priority groups. The …

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Winter Social Wellbeing Fund (Glasgow)

Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership has made funding available to local organisations, to enable them to support people who may be isolated over the winter months.  The fund is available to organisations currently supporting the residents of Glasgow City. Priority will be given to organisations working with individuals most at risk of social isolation …

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#ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help grassroots organisations in Scotland to support vulnerable individuals, families and communities, including coping with the impact of coronavirus.

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