The reliance on emergency food banks in Oldham has increased over the last 15 years, especially during the recent pandemic and the current cost of living crisis. CommunityFed: Oldham is an inspiring new training programme for Oldham’s voluntary, faith, community and social enterprise sectors to support them to create and deliver alternative solutions to access more local, affordable, healthy and sustainable food.
The three-month programme will offer workshops, webinars, study visits, and specialist support, ranging from developing community-led food enterprises to alternative business models, community partnerships to building new markets for local food initiatives. If you’re based in the Oldham area and committed to transforming the food system, join our programme below and be part of a local movement.
Attending any of the CommunityFed: Oldham events will also be useful if you want to apply to our Food Security Challenge Prize (deadline 29 November 2022).
An introduction to alternative governance models for local food enterprises
What do we need to build community food resilience in Oldham?
How to set up a successful, local, and affordable vegetable bag scheme
A visit to Open Kitchen MCR & their community cafe, a thriving social and community food enterprise
Create or expand your idea for a food enterprise or project
How to establish a flourishing community food and growing space
Do you want to set up a small market garden from scratch, and earn a living from it?
Do you want to fully utilise community kitchens to help more people to cook/source affordable meals?