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New Report: Grassroots Responses to F...

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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 […]

CFJN Sharing the Table event – ...

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We’re planning a new event! So get ready and come along! Free public event organised under the Positive Images Festival in Coventry on 11th June 2016, 12-3pm. 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 […]

Conversations on Food Justice

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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: coventryfoodjustice@gmail.com 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 […]

Stop the Rot – the Courtauld Co...

Stop the Rot – the Courtauld Commitment

Its time to tackle the colossal food waste generated along the food supply chain … “UK supermarkets and businesses throw out over 7 million tonnes of food annually, before it gets to your shopping basket. That’s enough to lift all the hungry people in the UK out of food poverty…”  (Stop the Rot campaign) http://www.stoptherot.org.uk/index.html#lifting-the-lid […]

A move towards ‘sugar shiftR...

A move towards ‘sugar shift’  for a healthy and fairer food system…

How can we reduce sugar consumption and address social justice issues linked to sugar production and consumption? Check out this paper: http://foodresearch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Ben-Richardson-Sugar-Shift-briefing-paper-FRC.pdf

Together to edit the CFJ Walk video!

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Last week, the Coventry Food Justice Network met up with members and walk participants to look at the raw footage of the walk held in October 2015 and decide together on the best shots and how to edit our final video. This participatory work is very exciting and this lively session gave a chance for […]

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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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