Share your views on our Local Food Strategy at online event
Posted on 5 Nov 2021
North Ayrshire Council’s Fairer Food Forum is inviting residents to an interactive, online session gathering views and feedback for a local food strategy for Scotland on Wednesday 17 November at 7pm – 8.30pm.
Developed by the Scottish Government, the Local Food Strategy consultation has three main pillars:
- To connect people with food
- To connect Scottish producers with buyers
- And, to harness the power of public sector procurement.
The Fairer Food Forum is made up of the network of community food providers, supported by the Council’s Connected Communities team. The group wants to hear from you about what ‘local food’ means to you and how can everyone access it.
The session is open to everyone with a passion for making good food available for all. During this consultation session the team will discuss questions including:
- Why is local food important?
- What could a Local Food Plan look like?
- How can Scotland grow more of what it eats and eat more of what it grows?
- How can a local food plan improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in Scotland?
- How can a local food plan make the maximum positive impact on our environment and biodiversity?
Councillor Louise McPhater, Cabinet Member for Participatory Democracy commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity to have your say and contribute your aspirations for the region’s food strategy.
“The responses heard will be fed back directly to the Scottish Government and inform North Ayrshire’s Food Forum, so why not come along and add your voice to this important online consultation.”
Everyone, from private individuals to businesses, organisations and charities are invited to help shape this local food strategy for Scotland. Book your place online at https://tinyurl.com/yrxe8djb