Sustainability Cafe: Sustainable Food Systems

16 June @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Exploring the role of short local supply chains & community wealth building approaches in social enterprise for sustainable food systems.
In this session we’ll discuss the role of Social Enterprise in creating a sustainable food system with Fiona Steel from Good Food Oxfordshire and members of the OX4 Food Crew.

Social enterprises have a real role to play in fixing our food systems which are currently failing to address the challenges of cost of living, climate, health and food supply issues. By re-localising our food systems, and connecting them to our communities we can meet communities needs and create local jobs for local people with fair wages.

At the June Sustainability Café, we will explore the role of short local supply chains and community wealth building approaches to social enterprise. We will see examples of how different models have worked across the UK, and hear from some of Oxfordshire’s food social enterprises to better understand their ambitions and challenges.
Muireann from the OX4 Food Crew

The OX4 Food Crew is an alliance of 9 local grassroots organisations working towards a shared goal of ensuring that everyone in OX4 has enough good food, is well nourished and can thrive.

Katy from No Vice Ice

No Vice Ice is a start up social enterprise that uses local and surplus fruit and ingredients to produce delicious vice free ice lollies. Their mission is to support people with invisible long term health conditions into supported training and employment.

Sandra from Waste2Taste CIC

Waste2Taste CIC is a community cafe, catering company and food education space that transforms food surplus into healthy, ethical and affordable meals for the local community.

Nuha from Damascus Rose Kitchen

Damascus Rose Kitchen is a social enterprise serving traditional Middle Eastern dishes made with love by Arabic-speaking refugee women.

Following this session, Oxford Community Action will be running a ‘Pay As You Feel’ buffet at Flo’s cafe.


16 June
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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