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GFL Newsletter

September 2017

 

Hello!

Hi! My name is Eliza. Since the last Lewisham Food Partnership newsletter, I have been appointed as the Good Food Lewisham Coordinator. I have been brought on board to help raise the profile of the food network across the borough of Lewisham and to help achieve Lewisham's Sustainable Food Cities Bronze Award!

Contact me on:

eliza@gcda.org.uk

020 8269 4880

... if you are involved in an exciting and relevant project, or for more information on how you can get involved in helping Lewisham to achieve its Bronze!

What is Good Food Lewisham?

Coming together to achieve our Sustainable Food Cities (SFC) Bronze Award means that, as a borough, we are working collectively to improve our health and levels of sustainability.

Good Food Lewisham is a Sustainable Food City. It is a point of contact and information hub for all things relating to good food within Lewisham.

The SFC Bronze Award is important for Lewisham as it will show that, using food as a driver for positive change, we are working to tackle some of the most prevalent issues in Lewisham; from an epidemic of food poverty ...    ... to diet related ill-health...    ... to the loss of independent high street food businesses ...    ... to climate change, biodiversity loss and food waste.

This newsletter is packed with only a handful of the wonderful things which have been going on across Lewisham this summer. Follow Good Food Lewisham's journey this year as we discover more and more of the fabulous food feats in the borough.

Join Good Food Lewisham and get involved NOW by tagging us in your tweets and Instagrams: @lewisham_p , and by hashtagging #LewishamForBronze so we can build up an online, social media portfolio of all the great things we are doing together.

#LewishamForBronze

Sustainable Food Cities Six Key Issues
These are what we need to target and tackle as a competing borough

  1. Promoting healthy and sustainable food to the public;
  2. Tackling food poverty, diet-related ill health and access to affordable healthy food;
  3. Building community food knowledge, skills, resources and projects;
  4. Promoting a vibrant and diverse sustainable food economy;
  5. Transforming catering and food procurement;
  6. Reducing waste and the ecological footprint of the food system.


GET INVOLVED


Individuals & Families    Community Groups    Schools    Food Businesses


There is something for everyone!


Begin by tagging us in your tweets and instagrams @lewisham_p and hashtag #LewishamForBronze


Or click below to join Good Food Lewisham! 


Join Good Food Lewisham!

View our Charter


Good Food in Lewisham This Summer!


 

Our Star of the Summer

This summer, Trinity Laban teamed up with GCDA and the Lewisham Training Kitchen to bring sixteen lucky young people the chance to participate in a one-week dance 

and nutrition programme to get them excited about healthy eating and physical activity... and what a great success it was! Click the link below to read more about PULSE 


Read More: PULSE @ Trinity Laban


 

GFL's Holiday Meals Pilot

Holiday Hunger: a prevalent issue in the borough of Lewisham. Holiday Hunger describes the issue of how children who receive free lunches at school during term time source their meals during the holiday periods.

This summer, Lewisham Council teamed up with Chartwells to run a Holiday Meals pilot in an attempt to combat this concern.

Find out how the week went here



 

Albany Arts Cafe and Kitchen Garden

The Albany, Deptford, has been on an amazing journey over the last 15 years. This year, funding from Lewisham Homes enabled the employment of a Garden Manager, David, who has transformed the Kitchen Garden into a community hub producing delicious delights and providing joyful respite for all who visit and get involved!

Read their story here.


 

Is your family Sugar Smart?

Download the app now!

GOOGLE PLAY    |     APPLE

 

Is your business, school or community group Sugar Smart?

Click the link below to GET INVOLVED!

http://bit.ly/2xK1Dbe 


Coming Up This Autumn!


 

Harvest Feast @ The Albany, Deptford

Location: The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG
Date: Sunday 30th September
Time: 2 - 4 pm
Contact: 020 8692 4446

Discover just how delicious home-grown, organic veg really is!
Head down to the Albany on the 30th of September to celebrate the beautiful produce of the Albany's Community Garden.
A feast which will be fun for all the family, this is one of our top picks this autumn!

Find out what else is on at the Albany here!

 

Action For Refugees In Lewisham
Food Bank Launch

When: Saturday 16th September 2017, 18:00 - 22:00
Where: Lewisham Irish Centre
Who: Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL)

This September will see the launch of a new food bank in Lewisham, supporting food poverty alleviation in our lovely borough.
Come along on the 16th to show your support!

Find out more about their campaign here!


 

Find out about all your healthy eating and physical activities this year. All here!


 

Easy Quick and Tasty Cookery Clubs

Socialise, improve your health and cook Good Food!

Book onto one of our FREE 5-week cookery clubs starting from the 12th September.
Contact fay@gcda.org.uk, call 020 8269 4886 or find us on Facebook at /lewishamcookeryclubs for locations and further information.

Lewisham Cookery Club Locations

Nordic Walking

Lewisham residents can Learn to Nordic  walk on our FREE courses starting soon. You can enjoy four sessions to learn the technique in our fun and friendly groups.

You can find out more at https://gcda.coop/lewisham-healthy-walks
Contact the instructor soon to book a place!

 


Get Involved!

 

 

LTK has 100 free hours of use on offer to community projects this year. 
Contact: Shereene Weston, LTK Manager 
Email: shereene.weston@compass-group.co.uk

LTK Application Form

 

Gardening Club
@ The Albany

Get outside and get food growing this autumn at the Albany's FREE Gardening Club,

When: Every Thursday, 3pm - 5pm (all ages) & 5pm - 7pm (adults only) & one Saturday afternoon each month, 2pm - 4pm

Ages: All ages, under 16's must be accompanied by an adult


Booking information:

Email: gardening@thealbany.org.uk

Call:  07716 398822

Website: Albany Gardening Club

 

Food Growing in Schools

Join Capital Growth's Food Growing in the Curriculum and see how your school can actively promote the Good Food message through learning.

Next session: Wed 20th September, 5:30 - 8:00pm, Regent's Park Allotment Garden, NW1 4NR

Capital Growth For Schools

 

HCC & More!

If you are a food business in Lewisham, you can apply to be awarded the Healthy Catering Commitment, Sugar Smart, London Living Wage, and Breastfeeding Friendly certifications to display in your establishment.

For all businesses who achieve any of these statuses, you will be featured on our website, twitter and Instagram accounts! 

APPLY HERE NOW!

Your Stories!


 

Whitefoot and Downham Foodbank

The Whitefoot and Downham Community Food Plus Project exists to alleviate food poverty and build caring communities. We achieve this by providing food through a local Food Project, promote healthy living, positive partnerships with local community organisations, and by building caring communities that encourages socialising and reduces isolation.

We only operate due to an amazing team of 50 local volunteers. They come from all walks of life and each bring something unique and special to the Food Project.

Every week, we serve between 30-40 individuals, and including their households equates to 70-80 people supported.


If you would like us to advertise your programmes, projects, courses or healthy food businesses, please email me at eliza@gcda.org.uk 


Get involved NOW by tagging us in your tweets and Instagrams: @lewisham_p , and by hashtagging #LewishamForBronze


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