A new Hackney Food Partnership (HFP), which aims to improve food for everyone in the borough, is holding its launch event on Sunday March 2 at The Russet, Hackney Downs Studios, E8 2BT.
Building on the incredible food economy in Hackney, HFP will campaign for council, business and community action to make food healthier, greener and fairer. Through the Hackney Food Charter, it will be focusing on issues such as improving school and care meals, helping good food enterprises to flourish, providing residents with useful tools to shop, cook and eat healthily, and push for more food growing spaces.
Signatories to the Food Charter which, it is hoped, will include public, private and community partners, will commit to promoting the pleasure and importance of good food to help create a vibrant, diverse, healthy and sustainable food culture.
At the event Hackney residents and the council will be invited to: give their thoughts and ideas of how to improve food in the borough; hear from other food partnerships around the UK on what can be achieved; and visit great food stalls, at the Village Green Market, showing the great diversity of food available in Hackney
Market open from noon until 5pm and the partnership launch event will take place at 3.00pm. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome.