Wednesday 8th September 4.10 – 5pm 

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This impact event takes a behind the scenes look at how the community food sector mobilised to meet the unprecedented need for requests for help as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fareshare Midlands, a regional surplus food redistribution charity, were critical to residents across Nottingham accessing healthy, nutritious and safe food services. Researchers at the Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University will present the findings of research exploring the challenges faced by the community food sector. Fareshare Midlands and central England Co-op will reflect on how they fought hunger and tackled food waste over the course of the pandemic and what can be learnt going forward in transitioning towards a more sustainable food system. 


Marsha Smith, Dr. Jordon Lazell and Dr. David Bek, Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University 

Simone Connolly, Fareshare Midlands 

Hannah Gallimore, Central England Co-op