Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Help us create a new Community Food Hub for the north of Moreland!

Fawkner Open Table Lunch - Photo courtesy of Cara Rixon

Moreland Council has commenced a project looking at the feasibility of establishing a community food hub in the north of Moreland. This is an action in the Food System Strategy 2017 – 2020, which responds to the issue of food security, particularly in our northern suburbs which have the least food secure communities in Moreland.

Last year we mapped over 33 community groups and organisations involved in food activities in north Moreland. We will draw from this strong base of community resources and skills, as well as from the amazing work taking place across Moreland and beyond to deliver community-led outcomes for this project.

We have engaged a team with excellent community engagement and food systems skills and knowledge to work with key stakeholders and the broader community to explore how a community food hub could support and increase the impact and viability of food security efforts in Moreland’s north.

The team consists of local resident Jen Rae from Fair Share Fare, who will lead the consultation process which will take place February – March 2020. Jen will work closely with Jen Sheridan from Open Food Network, who will lead the research, concept development and feasibility assessment with support from the Open Food Network team.

There are 5 x 2 hour day and evening codesign workshops taking place, facilitated by Jen Rae, Jen Sheridan and Kirsten Larsen (Open Food Network Australia). Anyone interested in learning about community food hubs is invited to attend this interactive workshop where you can contribute ideas with others to help shape a vision and inform a concept design for a local food hub in the north.

Thursday 27 February
Hope Centre Glenroy, 93-95 Station Road, Glenroy
    1. 2-4pm
    2. 6-8pm
Friday 28 February
Fawkner Bowling Club, 2 Creedon Street, Fawkner
    3. 1-3pm (WOMEN ONLY)
    4. 6-8pm
Saturday 29 February
Fawkner Bowling Club, 2 Creedon Street, Fawkner
    5. 1-3pm 

Registrations are essential, and you can register your attendance at any of these sessions through this link

Light refreshments will be served. 

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