London Food Link is bringing together some of the capital's best social ventures using food for good, at its flagship Urban Food Fortnight event, Wednesday 13 September.
The Food for Good celebration, which takes place at Today Bread, an organic sourdough bakery and cafe in Walthamstow, will be a chance to hear from inspiring speakers who have set up or run good food enterprises.
There will also be more information onthe new Urban Food Heroes award being run in partnership with UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, to find up to 50 London projects, organisations or individuals who are making a difference through food.
We’ll be joined on the night by speakers from:
- Change Please, a joint project between Old Spike Roastery and The Big Issue training people who are homeless to be baristas.
- Nemi (previously Chaigaram), a socially-responsible business helping refugees integrate into local communities – by serving the best Indian tea in London!
- OrganicLea, a community food project based in the Lea Valley growing, training, and working towards a more just and sustainable society.
- Luminary Bakery, a non-profit bakery in East London working for the empowerment of women.
- Rubies in the Rubble, who save surplus fruit and veg with their award-winning condiments.
- Headway East London, a charity supporting people affected by brain injury, including through their lunch and supper clubs.
We’ll also hear from Alexandre Bettler, organic baker and founder of Today Bread, our venue for the night.
As well as hearing these handpicked stories, there’ll be demos, a chance to share good food and drink and to make new foodie friends.
Our Food for Good Celebration, taking place 6-9pm on Wednesday 13 September looks set to be a highlight of Urban Food Fortnight 2017, our annual festival of food that has been own, made, cooked, saved or foraged in the capital.
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London Food Link: This is the umbrella for all of Sustain's initiatives in London. Our work includes helping to influence local government policy, hands-on food growing training, running sessions for public sector caterers, creating guidance for independent eateries and food producers, public awareness campaigns, and joining the dots between people around specific food issues. The LFL supporter network is open to everyone who grows, produces, teaches, peddles, promotes and simply enjoys good food in the capital.
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