• Events

    COVID-19 has impacted on our plans for future events. We are planning our next AGM for October 2020 and will provide more details soon.​


    Previous IFAN Events


    IFAN AGM including workshops on Community Food Retail, Exit Strategies from Charitable Food Aid and

    the Right to Food - London, September 2019

    Taking Action To Reduce Rural Food Poverty alongside Sustain's Food Power and

    the Bristol Poverty Institute - Bristol, June, 2019

    Community Food Retail Workshop - Coventry, May 2019

    Rethinking Food Aid - Chester, September 2018

    The Value of Stories & AGM - Stockport, February 2018

    An audience with Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger - London, November 2017

    Share, Learn & Connect - Southampton, February 2017

    Resilience workshop - Manchester, February 2017

  • Event Resources


    Independent Food Aid Network AGM, London September 2019


    Community Food Retail

    Dr Lopa Saxena, co-author of The Emergence of Social Supermarkets in Britain and IFAN trustee Robin Burgess of Northampton's Hope Centre looked at the variety of models and good practice within a rapidly growing community food retail sector providing an alternative to food bank provision. Read more here.


    Exit Strategies from Charitable Food Aid

    This session was led by IFAN trustee, and author of Hunger Pains: Life inside Foodbank Britain, Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite, with Matthew Van Duyvenbode, Director of Strategy and Impact at the Trussell Trust. We heard about the various strategies that have been emerging to reduce reliance on charitable food aid and about the Trussell Trust's development of a long-term plan to end the need for food banks. Read more here.


    Tackling Rural Poverty Workshop, Bristol, June 2019

    Read the briefing here.


    Right to Food Webinar Series, Summer 2019

    Undermining the Right to Food: The Rise of Food Charity in North America and Europe. Listen here.

    The Right to Food and Emerging Strategies of Resistance. Listen here.

    Living with Food Poverty & Hunger while Advocating for the RtF in North America and Europe. Listen here.

    The Interconnection between the Right to Food and Food Sovereignty in North America and Europe. Listen here.


    Charitable food provision as an emergency response: sharing evidence from Canada, the USA and the UK, London, November 2019

    This was a meeting hosted by the UK Food Poverty Alliance and jointly organised by the Independent Food Aid Network. Read a summary of the discussion here.


    Rethinking Food Aid Conference, Chester, September 2018

    Read the conference materials here.

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