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World Food Day: Celebrating Scotland's Food Heroes

Posted by Sara Cowan Campaigns and Activism Co-ordinator

16th Oct 2012

Today is World Food Day.

It's a chance to reflect on the issues behind our food.

It's a chance to consider the fact that every night 1 in 7 people around the world go to bed hungry.

It's a chance to think how we can play a part in a fairer food system - both now, and in the future.

Encouragingly, there are already people right across the country working to be part of this alternative food system and Oxfam Scotland has been celebrating them through our Food Heroes project.

The nominations include Blasda - a local food feast run by Fife Diet which provided nationwide celebrations of the local food movement throughout September.

Elsewhere, the Culture Kitchen Relay saw three women take an epic road trip around Scotland during September passing on recipes and experience from one community to another.

The Locavore shop and social enterprise in Glasgow is working to make access to affordable fresh fruit and vegetables easier whilst running workshops, foraging tours and supporting community growing spaces.

Then there's the nearby Southside Foodshare - a great example of individuals coming together to source fruit and veg locally.

And finally, the great new Smallholder and Grower Festival in Forfar brought hundreds of like-minded people together in September.

These are just a few of the many examples of what people are doing across Scotland to be part of a fairer system.

Perhaps you know other food heroes in your area - if so, we want to know about them too. Click here to get in touch.

And this World Food Day, why not think about how you can support this alternative food system.



Blog post written by Sara Cowan

Campaigns and Activism Co-ordinator

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