December 7th, 2017, Monash University
Tools to shine the spotlight on Household Food Insecurity in Australia
1. Dr Martine Barons, University of Warwick, UK
"Bayesian Modelling: Creating an Evidence Based Decision Support System on Food Security in Victoria"
2. Professor Mariana Chilton, Drexel University, USA
"The Voices of Food Insecurity: Witnesses to Hunger is a research and advocacy project partnering with mothers and caregivers of young children who have experienced hunger and poverty"
April 7th 2017, Melbourne
EFR: Peering Ten Years into the Future
An interactive forum for Australia's charitable food workforce
This video includes the entire running of events. Here are the timings for each section within the YouTube clip:
00:00 - 06:00 Welcome
06:00 - 19:30 Current State of Play
19:30 - 45:19 Insights from abroad
45.19 - 1:31:00 Looking into a crystal ball (panel)
1:31:00 - 2:00:00 Group activity
2:00:00 - 2:42:00 Show & Tell
2:42:00 - 3:15:00 Where to from here?
Detailed program available here!
Evaluation report available here!
9th March 2017, Perth
Collaborating for a nutrition focused charitable food services
Report of inaugural WA Research Forum
Conclusion and recommendations
The Forum achieved its aim presenting and discussing recent research findings, exploring some of the current challenges within the sector and starting a conversation to look for opportunities to connect and build collaborations for improvement.
The research findings confirmed what was already known by many and the Forum created a rare opportunity for stakeholders to come together and to start to identify ways forward.
There was a keen interest in ongoing collaboration for a coordinated response to providing effective and efficient food relief to address food insecurity in WA with food relief agencies having come together to develop a Food Relief Framework since the Forum.
The proposition of creating a WA Chapter of the virtual Charitable food sector Community of Practice (CoP) was of interest and there was a variety of specific suggestions for topics of interest future face-to-face WA Forums with a small group volunteering to work together to facilitate the next event. There was a particular interest in hearing from the sector as well as exploring effective policy options and interventions to facilitate food security.
Wednesday 10th August, 2016
Innovative and empowering emergency food relief
PRESENTATION SLIDES AVAILABLE HERE
Panel discussion facilitated by Russell Shields (ASRC Food Justice Truck Manager):
Jim Mullan (CEO, SecondBite)
Bridgette di Ferdinando (Head of People and Culture, Oz Harvest)
Georgia Savage (General Manager, Community Grocer)