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Information provision

Our newsletter, Fare Choice, will now be published twice times a year and feeds readers information on our upcoming work and events, policy changes, current research, good practice examples, conference reports, news and publications. Readers can also subscribe to our e-bulletin, Facebook updates and Twitter feed. We also have regular blog posts from staff and guest contributors.

In addition, we publish our research and evaluation work, factsheets, feedback from networking events, experiences of community food initiatives (CFIs) and occasional toolkits.

This website is home to most of our publications which are accessible in the library. We also augment our own information by curating web links to practical advice and resources to help CFIs run their projects effectively. There’s news, events and funding information too.

Our plan for 2019/20

For our regular information work, we plan to:

  • Continue with Fare Choice newsletters – 2 per year – to be distributed in August and February.
  • Continue with our regularly e-bulletins – monthly and also special editions
  • Continue to develop our social media and social reporting activities
  • Continue to develop our blog and topics

News and updates

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...