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Emergency Food Relief: Peering Ten Years into the Future

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Emergency Food Relief: Peering Ten Years into the Future

An interactive forum for Australia's Charitable Food Sector

Date: Friday 7th April, 2017

Time: 12.30 registration, 1 - 5pm forum

Venue: Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 30 Collins St, Melbourne 3000. Transport and parking options here.

Registration Fee: $30 per participant. This fee will contribute to afternoon tea and future training events hosted by Australia’s Right to Food Coalition. *Please note: lunch not provided*

Networking Drinks: 5.30pm networking drinks (at own expense) at a the Trunk Beer Garden - a short walk from the forum




Get in quick! We recommended you register ASAP as places are strictly limited!




More and more Australian’s are relying on emergency food relief, putting huge demand on our already under-resourced workforce. The www.charitablefoodsector.org.au community of practice and Australia's Right to Food Coalition have partnered with leading academic institutions throughout Australia to host an interactive forum for our Charitable Food Sector.



Purpose

To coincide with the World Congress on Public Health in Melbourne, this forum aims to promote collaboration and build workforce capacity to achieve equitable access to nutritious food throughout Australia. In the spirit of the World Congress on Public Health, we will tap into both local and international experts to explore the key challenges that Australia's charitable food sector is likely to face in the next decade. Such challenges include less available food waste for redistribution and an increasing trend to fund more preventative food security solutions.

This thought-provoking and interactive forum will discuss how these risks may be mitigated through effective collaboration. Here is a sneak preview of the agenda:

The current state of play: What does food insecurity look like in Australia in 2017


Insights from abroad: How can the sector join forces to mitigate these challenges?

  • International guest Dr.Lynn McIntyre will be speaking about her research on household food insecurity. Dr.Lynn McIntyre is Professor Emerita of Community Health Sciences in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Looking into a crystal ball: What challenges can our workforce expect to face in the next 5 – 10 years

  • Facilitated by Russell Shields the ASRC the Food Justice Truck Manager, a panel discussion will explore where the sector will be in 5 to 10 years’ time. Panellists include:

    Stories from the field

    • Forum participants are invited to deliver a 10 minute presentation to showcase your innovative and collaborative work. Please submit a 1-page abstract/synopsis/executive summary (including your contact details, a breif background and the key outcomes/challenges/successes) to victoria@righttofood.org.au by Friday 20th of March. Successful submissions will be informed by the organising committee prior to Friday 24th March and provided with detailed presentation instructions.

    Where to from here: hands-on discussion to progress any opportunities for collaborative action


    A detailed program will be distributed to all registered participants in March.




    Who will get the most out of this event?

    If you work with people experiencing food insecurity and more specifically, are involved in emergency food relief services of any shape or form, we welcome you to attend. You may work or volunteer with a food rescue organisation, a community meals program or food pantry, a research institute, a funding body or you may be involved in governmental policy decision making which affects the experience of food insecurity in Australia.



    Questions about this event?

    Please contact Sophie Jamieson and Liza Barbour the Event Coordinators at victoria@righttofood.org.au

    This forum wouldn't be possible without involvement of leading researchers from Monash University, Edith Cowan University, Flinders University, Curtin University and the University of Canberra. We would also like to ackowledge a financial contribution from the Edith Cowan University Collaborative Enhancement Scheme.
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