Food for thought at local summit meeting
Renfrewshire Council, the NHS, and other public organisations in the area are getting together with local community groups to tackle food poverty.
A ‘Food Matters’ event at West College Scotland on Wednesday 25 June will look at food poverty and the health and environmental aspects of food-related issues, with members of the Renfrewshire public encouraged to attend.
The discussion will cover: growing more food; making fresh, healthy food more available to people; teaching people to prepare and cook food; and reducing food waste.
Councillor Mark Macmillan, Chair of Renfrewshire Community Planning Partnership, said: “Food poverty is a pressing issue for many people in our communities and we need bring all of our public sector and community organisations together to tackle it. The issue is central to two of the themes of our new community plan which focus on improving the health of local people and developing a greener Renfrewshire.
“The aim of the ‘Food Matters’ event is to agree a joint approach to food poverty and to develop plans to ensure we have a sustainable approach to making healthy food available to people in all of our communities.
“I hope that community organisations that have a connection with these issues in any aspect of their work will come along to this event.”
Food Matters will take place at the Abercorn Centre, West College Scotland in Paisley on Wednesday 25 June from 9.30am to 2pm.
Local charities, voluntary organisations and community groups can sign up to attend the summit by contacting Renfrewshire Council on 0141 618 7075 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org[/vc_column_text][vc_separator icon=”star”][/vc_column][/vc_row]