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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

July CFHS (Covid-19 and recovery) e-bulletin

Our latest e-bulletin is now available, with information about community food initiative's summer programmes, and the latest webinars and reports to help you keep up-to-date ...

How has Lanarkshire Community Food and Health Partnership supported a ‘cash first’ response to food insecurity?

In this blog post, Gordon Thomson, Manager for Lanarkshire Community Food and Health Partnership (LCFHP), tells us how LCFHP got involved in the ‘cash first’ ...

Global Majority Fund

The Coalition of Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) will be delivering and overseeing funds of £250,000 to BME organisations across Scotland to continue to deliver ...

Using ‘cash first’ approaches to address food insecurity

Both before and during the pandemic, agencies and community food initiatives have collaborated to redirect people experiencing food insecurity towards ‘cash first’ options, such as ...

Guest Blog: Cash First approaches to addressing food insecurity: What is the role of health visitors, midwives and family nurses?

In this guest post, Dr Flora Douglas (Reader in Nursing at Robert Gordon University) discusses her recent research: In late 2019 I was commissioned to undertake ...

Webinar on supporting communities to re-start safely

UPDATE 21 MAY 2021 A recording of this webinar is now available on YouTube. With news that Scotland is expected to return to a system of local ...

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 ...