June 25 2019
Food Conference Bath hosted by FoodCycle Bath, Saturday 13 July, Apex City of Bath Hotel
Issues around homelessness, financial insecurity and social isolation are reaching an all-time high across the UK; the harsh reality is that our beautiful little Heritage City has become a segregated city, with five areas in the top 20% of most deprived neighbourhoods in the country and one area in the top 10% – not a statistic to be proud of.
As is the case in many other seemingly affluent cities, locals support the operation of foodbanks, soup runs and free meals to help nourish vulnerable people on our doorsteps; these systems are largely maintained by church groups, charities, voluntary organisations, local businesses and like-minded people who are moved to volunteer time, energy and resources to help other local people through difficult times.
But the astounding fact is that whilst there are lots of initiatives happening independently, there isn’t always an easy way to find out where to find food if you’re feeling the pinch financially, and many people – including OAPs and single-parent and low income families – are struggling on their own. What can be done to change this situation?
On Saturday 13 July, a team of foodie volunteers in Bath are taking food provision in the city to task by inviting churches, charities and community organisations to initiate change for the better. FoodCycle Bath – the team who create tasty suppers for everybody and anybody to enjoy each week, created using surplus food – are inviting community groups and individuals concerned about tackling local issues to The Food Conference at The Apex City of Bath Hotel from 9.30am-1pm.News