An invite to our Annual Celebration event, a consultation on how to shape the global food system for health and planet, a new recruitment opportunity at GFO, plus the regular network news and events.
We hope you can join us for our Annual Celebration, happening this Friday at 5.30pm at Quaker Meeting House on St Giles in Oxford. This annual event is an opportunity for celebration and recognition of the many successes of our network over the past year.
This year we have some excellent panellists lined up, to take part in a hearty discussion about how we can be making healthy and sustainable food more accessible for all. There will also be time for networking over platters of local bread, cheese, and charcuterie.
Are you keen to share your ideas on how to shape a global food system that safeguards the health of people and planet? EAT Foundation are embarking on its second iteration of the EAT-Lancet Commission – a scientific review of sustainable, healthy, and equitable food systems – and they want to hear from a diverse range of people and organisations who are actively involved in improving food systems.
Sign up here to join the Oxfordshire consultation, which is happening the day this newsletter goes out on 29 November, from 12 -2pm at Ark-T. Refreshments provided.
We're excited to confirm that we're hiring a new Project Lead at GFO, to manage several key initiatives which have a particular focus around cooking and growing. The role will involve coordinating, supporting and promoting cooking and growing activities across Oxfordshire. We are looking for someone who will build a better understanding and awareness of community needs, what is currently available, what works, and what support is needed to increase the impact.
The role will also be responsible for the delivery of GFO’s commitments to a large Europe-wide food project. Responsibilities include working with communities to understand the barriers to healthy and sustainable eating, co-designing solutions with communities and partners, and evaluating their effectiveness.
Are you the person for the job or do you know someone who may be suitable?
OMA Kitchen have a new pop up cafe at East Oxford Farmers Market on Saturdays. Head to the market to try some of OMA Kitchen's delicious breakfasts on offer, whilsts picking up some local produce.
Wonky Food have just launched an limited edition 'Community Chutney' with the help of Cherwell Collective who have gleaned surplus apples from across Oxfordshire to create this spiced apple chutney. £1 from every jar will be donated to Cherwell Collective to tackle food waste and support the local community. You can buy directly from the Wonky Food website.
Oxford Mutual Aid have been involved in running cost of living clinics, together with BBC Oxford in Templars Square in Oxford. If you missed the clinics you can find more help and resources on their website.
Earth Trust have put together some ethical Green Gift ideas for wildlife lovers and environmental enthusiasts, to help support their organisation.
Welcome to the most recent new GFO network member: Three Parishes Community Fridge is pledging to cook and share meals with local people, and to encourage children to help create a meal from ingredients from the fridge.
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Donate the Rebate:
The Government is giving every household a £400 rebate on their energy bills from October 2022. If you don’t need your rebate, or if you can afford to contribute more, you can #DonateTheRebate to this Cost of Living Fund,led by Oxfordshire Community Foundation in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council.
Food Foundation asks what retailers can be doing to help the cost of living crisis.
The Food Foundation publishes latest food price figures, and explores some of the excellent steps that retailers are taking - and what more needs to be done - to ensure no one is left to go hungry or priced out of a healthy diet.