Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN)


Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) seeks to connect and support grassroots independent food aid providers, to provide a voice for these groups by advocating on their behalf at a national level, and to campaign for food security for all and the end for the need of emergency food aid in the UK.

In June 2019 IFAN came together with Food Power and the University of Bristol to run a day of workshops, Taking Action to Reduce Rural Food Poverty on Rural Food Poverty in the UK, sponsored and supported by the Bristol Poverty Institute and organised by Dr Tomaso Ferrando in the Law School. This one-day event consisted of a series of short workshops designed to bring together organisations working to combat rural food poverty and championing social change, as well as experts by experience. These workshops were designed to explore key issues, develop ideas, and share best practice on the particular challenges of rural food insecurity including the rural poverty premium and issues around food aid. The event was well attended with representatives from a range of sectors and lots of fruitful discussion, and we are looking forward to hearing more about the next steps and further opportunities for collaboration.

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