Interfaith Food Justice Network
Our aims are to: Build personal connections between people and groups from diverse backgrounds working in the area of food justice (through regular meetings, currently bi-annual); Support one another’s work by sharing information, resources and good practice, and facilitating peer support; Use our collective voice to push for a just food system - by engaging with those experiencing food poverty and inputting at a strategic level both locally and nationally.
Members: We don’t currently have a formal membership structure, but over 30 Glasgow based organisations – some faith based, some not – regularly involve themselves in the network. Groups provide soup kitchens, food banks, community meals & more. A selection includes: SEVA Scotland (Sikh), Kagyu Samye Dzong (Buddhist), Glasgow Humanist Society, Glasgow Presbytery, Archdiocese,(Christian), Al Kahir Foundation, Feed Glasgow & Central Mosque (Muslim), Little Sourdough Bakery (local small business) & others.
Established: March 2015
How Interfaith Food Justice Network is taking action to help tackle food poverty
|Improving coordination and navigation of the local welfare safety net|
Video recorded at the Food Power national conference 2018
Building a multi-faith response to food poverty (August 2018)
Using face-to-face and virtual opportunities to build our network, we support collaboration between people from different faith and belief backgrounds who volunteer and work with projects that support people facing food insecurity.