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Independent Food Aid Network AGM

IFAN's next AGM will be held on Saturday the 21st of September in London and will include a workshop led by our right to food programme coordinator Imogen Richmond-Bishop.

Trustees of the Independent Food Aid Network will open the AGM by sharing news on the organisation's recent work and our plans and priorities going forward. Participants will then be able to take part in a series of workshops on:

Community Food Retail led Dr Lopa Saxena, co-author of The Emergence of Social Supermarkets in Britain and IFAN trustee Robin Burgess of Northampton's Hope Centre - this session will look at the variety of models and good practice within a rapidly growing community food retail sector providing an alternative to food bank provision.

Exit Strategies from Charitable Food Aid led by IFAN trustee, and author of Hunger Pains: Life inside Foodbank Britain, Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite, with the contribution of Matthew Van Duyvenbode, Director of Strategy and Impact at the Trussell Trust. This workshop will focus on the various strategies that have been emerging to reduce reliance on charitable food aid, and we will hear about the Trussell Trust's development of a long term plan to end the need for food banks.

The Right to Food led by Imogen Richmond-Bishop of Sustain's Right to Food programme with contributions from Deirdre Woods, IFAN's Co-Chair and Kartik Raj, author of the Human Rights Watch report Nothing Left in the Cupboards - this workshop will examine the significance and meaning of the Right to Food in the context of the growing food insecurity emergency here in the UK and the role that frontline organisations might play in working towards this legal framework as a reality.

Tickets cost £6 and include a vegan lunch.

19 Sep 2019
Food Poverty

Food Poverty: Over 8 million people in the UK struggle to get enough to eat. Sustain is working with communities, third-sector organisations, local authorities and government, aiming to make sure everyone can eat well.

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