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Putting Food on the Table Conference Website NOW LIVE!

Posted on 01. Jun, 2014 by .


The website for the Right to Food Coalition’s Putting Food on the Table conference is now live!

VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE NOW! http://righttofood.org.au/

Confirmed keynote speakers include Joel Berg (New York City Coalition for Hunger), Catherine Harding (The Good Foundation/Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food), Martin Laverty (Catholic Health Australia), Professor David Adams (University of Tasmania) and Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo (Yaama Dhiyaan Hospitality & Training Centre/Gardeners Lodge Café).

REGISTER NOW AT http://righttofood.org.au/register/

Early bird rates will be offered until 22 August 2014. Subsidised and scholarship conference tickets are available for eligible participants (see website for more details).


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Right to Food Coalition Conference 2014 – New webpage

Posted on 24. Apr, 2014 by .


The Sydney Food Fairness Alliance is proud to be supporting the Right to Food Coalition’s inaugural food security conference called Putting Food on the Table: Food Security is Everyone’s Business. View the ‘Right to Food Coalition Conference 2014′ webpage on the above tab for regular updates!

The Right to Food Coalition comprises representatives from a range of Sydney based organisations working to raise the profile of food insecurity. We believe everyone has the right to access fresh, nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food. Putting Food on the Table is our first collaboration and aims to stimulate discussion and action on this important issue.


About 5% – or over a million – Australians regularly can’t put adequate food on the table to feed their families. The numbers are even higher in some areas and amongst particular populations.  This hidden hunger may not be visible, but can have serious short and long term effects on health, education, employment and productivity.

We’ll be tackling this challenge at an important conference on food security, Putting Food on The Table.

Held from the 13 & 14 October 2014 at Casula Powerhouse, this two day event will bring together policy makers, academics, community development workers, and health promoters, exploring solutions at a range of levels:

Governance solutions: policy, planning and stakeholder collaboration

Population solutions: focused on target groups, such as refugees, Aboriginals and other marginalized communities

Community solutions: social enterprises, emergency food relief, action on food waste, community food access projects

Communications solutions: education, research, food literacy, outreach, labeling

More information about the Putting Food on the Table conference can be found at the Right to Food Coalition Conference website. Details about the website will be coming soon. Watch this space!

Please forward enquiries about the conference to info@righttofood.org.au

We hope to see you there!


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Putting food on the table is everyone’s business

Posted on 10. Mar, 2014 by .


The SFFA is pleased to announce that the dates of the 2014 food security conference have been confirmed. So, write it down in your diary: 13 and 14 October 2014.

At this stage, we cannot confirm the names of the key note speakers but will make them public as soon as engagements are firmed up.

It will be a big event with talks, tours, group discussions, and much more.

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Food Matters – What role can Councils play?

Posted on 25. Jun, 2013 by .


For the first ever ‘Fair Food Week’ coordinated by the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, the Sydney Food Fairness Alliance is pleased to invite you to an exciting forum exploring how Councils can address food security in their local communities.

You will hear keynote speakers discussing current food issues,  you may want want to participate to lightning talks showcasing innovative Council’s initiatives, or network and discuss project ideas.

Who should attend this forum: local government staff in social and urban planning, community and economic development, environmental sustainability and waste management.  Senior management and Councillors are also welcome.

When: Tuesday 20 August 2013
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm (registration from 9:30am)
Where: Parramatta Town Hall, 182 Church Street, Parramatta
(Metered parking on Macquarie Street or Horwood Place. Parramatta Public Transport Interchange a short walk from Argyle Street).
Cost: $20 registration fee. Morning tea and light lunch provided.

To register, you can download the registration form by clicking here or simply email info@sydneyfoodfairness.org.au and we’ll organise registration for you.


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Setting up a Food Co-operative

Posted on 01. Feb, 2013 by .


This brief paper is designed to give practical information to schools and community organisations about food co-operatives. It outlines options for setting up and running food co-operatives and describes five successful models.

DOWNLOAD:… Setting Up a Food Co-op.

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Kempsey – Food and related infrastructure maps; a collaboration

Posted on 28. Nov, 2012 by .



A collaboration between Australian Red Cross, Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Program (University of Newcastle and Durri ACMS) and Kempsey Shire Council has produced a series of interactive web-based maps of Kempsey and the Kempsey Local Government Area. These maps provide detailed snapshots of existing community infrastructures overlaid on SEIFA areas.

 DOWNLOAD…    Kempsey food security mapping

The maps are available from Kempsey Shire Council website

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Hunger at our Doorstep on World Food Day!

Posted on 27. Sep, 2012 by .


Despite abundant food in Australia, many families go hungry on a regular basis, with evidence suggesting this is a growing problem now affecting the ‘working poor’.

Food insecurity is also experienced by children impacting on their physical, social and emotional development.  So, join us to learn about the problem but also to hear inspiring stories of courage and enterprising spirit.

Keynote speakers will include reknown nutritionist Rosemary Stanton,  Foodbank NSW CEO Gerry Andersen and social entrepreneur Michael Maxwell.

The event will be held on Tuesday 16th of October 2012 (on World Food Day and during the Anti-Poverty Week) at the Theatrette of the NSW Parliament House on Macquarie Street Sydney.  For more info about the event visit the event page or download the flyer here.

Hope to see you there and don’t forget to bring your friends along.  Poverty is a matter that concerns all of us!

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