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About Us

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You can download the Food Fairness Illawarra flyer here

Food Fairness Illawarra Flyer [PDF, 5.67MB]

Food Fairness Illawarra is passionate about good food for all. By good food we mean fresh, nutritious, safe and sustainable food. We take an interest in anything that affects access to good food in our area, including:

  • How we use our fertile land
  • Farming which looks after the natural environment
  • The cost of putting good food on the table
  • The availability of and access to shops and markets that sell good food
  • Good food as part of celebrations and community
  • Supporting organisations that work with people experiencing food insecurity
  • Raising community awareness about access to good food for all
  • Sharing skills and knowledge about growing and eating good food

Our structure…

We are a voluntary, not-for-profit alliance of community groups, individuals, agencies and government organisations, administered by Healthy Cities Illawarra, committed to good food for all.

A Coordination Group oversees the direction of the alliance, and working parties work in specific areas such as policy development, land use planning, and on-the-ground initiatives like community gardens and community cooking classes.

How we work…

We work collaboratively with our members to:

  • Share information, resources, and research ideas
  • Develop skills, awareness and education to continually strengthen our ‘good food potential’
  • Bring issues of common concern to the attention of the community and decision-makers
  • Advise and negotiate with decision-makers to develop good food policies

Membership…

Membership is open to all organisations, individuals, community groups and enterprises who are interested in good food and support the general aims of Food Fairness Illawarra.

History…

Food Fairness Illawarra was formed in 2005 and has been active in organising events, public forums, and partnerships with community groups, food aid providers and other organisations to promote good food for all. Healthy Cities Illawarra is proud to administer the secretariat for the coalition.

Membership

Are you involved in growing, supplying, or selling food? Do you work with people who don’t have enough to eat? Are you interested in ensuring the Illawarra has a fresh and affordable local food supply?

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Food Fairness Illawarra Flyer [PDF, 5.67MB]