Building a just and sustainable food system in Coventry

Posts by Colin Anderson

New Report: Grassroots Responses to F...


Based on our research, this report identifies five major aspects of food poverty that community organisations are tackling, and proposes seven key recommendations which could help the city to move towards a future where all of its residents have access to affordable, sustainable food for health and well-being. Full Report: Low Resolution Version; High Resolution Version Executive Summary […]

Conversations on Food Justice


We recently held a meeting to debate the meaning of food justice in the city of Coventry. Twenty three participants were divided into 7 groups of 3 members each. Each group was given the task to discuss among themselves what they understood by food justice, what meaning it had for them and what they would […]

Update: Open Meeting – Food Jus...

Update: Open Meeting – Food Justice in Coventry

Twenty-three participants came together for a half-day workshop at the Rose Community Centre, followed by a vegan curry cooked by the good folks at the Coventry Men’s Shed. The purpose of meeting was: To discuss what food justice means to us and in the context of our work in the city of Coventry. To make […]

Sharing the Table – Event at Po...


Join in on this food extravaganza to cook, eat and learn together. Help us create a feast and chat about fighting food waste, the value of cooking-eating together, the role of food in cultural diversity, and what a fairer and greener food system might look like. Free public event. Date: 11 June 2016 Time: 12:00-15:00 Venue: Smithford Way, Coventry City Centre A […]

Cheeky Video: Britain isn’t Eat...


The Guardian and Royal Court put together this dramatization about food poverty and portrays a politician defending her view that people accessing food banks are free-riders and lack resourcefullness. She claims it is actually quite simple to make something out of basic store-cupboard items, but then finds it difficult to make much of a meal […]

Coventry Food Justice Network Open Me...

Alix and Cassie leading the walk!

3rd May 2016, 9:00-13:00 At the ROSE Community Centre, Hope Street, Spon End, Coventry CV1 3LH Please book a place by emailing: The Plan 9:00     Coffee, Tea, snacks 9:30 – 12:00  Workshop, discussion, planning 12:00 – 13:00 Vegetarian lunch provided by the cooks from the Men’s Shed The Purpose The purpose of the meeting […]



After an initial round of getting to know few of the different organisations/people working on food-related initiatives in Coventry, we are meeting today (30th July 2015) —  to discuss the Food Justice walk… If you are interested in joining us for future events, please get in touch.

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Food Justice

Food Justice is a call for a fairer food system. It considers food to be a human right. It involves communities working together to build more just and sustainable food systems. It questions the limits of charity-based emergency food aid as the dominant solution to food poverty. It challenges how differences based on race, class, gender and culture determine who benefits and who is put at risk from how food is grown, processed, distributed, accessed & eaten. It involves collective practical and political learning and action amongst a diversity of citizens and especially those most excluded from the current food system.

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