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Food Justice conference

In recent years we have faced not only a health pandemic, but a crisis in food availability.

Many local groups, organisations and volunteers have helped people in need. Others have worked with businesses, redistributed surplus food, or used alternative fundraising methods to support the ongoing efforts around the city.

As we move beyond the immediate response to the pandemic, we are looking for ways to continue to support our most vulnerable citizens.

In Cambridge there are more than 25 organisations in the local food poverty alliance, more than 10 food hubs and food banks, and many people volunteering their time to help. Between us we distributed more than 8,000 emergency food parcels during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic.

Our Food Justice in Cambridge: Beyond the Pandemic conference on 20 May 2022 provided an opportunity to listen and share with local organisations.

Participants considered what is working well and what could be improved, and how we might achieve food justice in the city.

The conference featured presentations from local organisations and councillors, including: