The Food Power Festival: 17-20 May 2021

To celebrate all that has been learnt and achieved across the network we hosted the Food Power festival from 17 - 20 May 2021. 

Food Power conference

Food Power conference

The online Food Power Festival was a four-day celebration of the Food Power network filled with workshops, panels, films and performance. People with lived experience, food poverty alliances, food partnerships, local authorities, food banks, academics and a host of others working to tackle the root causes of food insecurity joined.

Attendees shared learning from across the Food Power network and beyond, reflected on and celebrated the work of food poverty alliances around the country, regrouped, recharged and planned for the recovery from the pandemic.

We recreated a festival atmosphere with a variety of sessions and a different theme each day, as shared in the final programme. Most sessions were recorded and are shared below.

Watch the sessions


Building a food poverty alliance


A master class in surveys and indicators


Making ‘cash first’ the default option


Holiday food provision: From pilots to nationwide scale up


Healthy Start/Best Start learning network


What now for meals deliveries and healthier ready meals?


Bridging the gap through alternative retail models


A national perspective on an unexpected year


Connecting food poverty and climate change


Making resilience a reality: Stories from the ‘beyond Covid-19’ projects


The right to food: Where are we now and where do we want to be?


Penny's story


Ellis Howard video for the Food Power Festival


The Food Power Festival: 17-20 May 2021
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