Local community support through food

How local strategies, developed in response to a national crisis, could help change our food system for the better in future.

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The Sidmouth community and East Devon businesses have rallied round in an incredible way, helping with the provision of food:

Volunteer spirit in Sidmouth

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In My Back Yard: new East Devon food network

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The question is how this will continue after the lockdown:

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And this was a key issue addressed by Prof Evan Parker at his talk last month:

ONLINE: talk on clean growth in Sidmouth

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Radio 4’s The Food Programme looks how this has been happening across the country – and the longer-term effect it could have:

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Love In The Time Of Corona: Stories of community support through food

Every day, with the UK on ‘lock-down’ as part of government measures to halt the spread of Covid-19, we’re hearing inspirational tales of community groups and volunteer services springing up to help others – very often, through food.

Over the course of this programme, Sheila Dillon and Dan Saladino – chatting remotely from their respective lock-down locations – hear from just a small selection of the incredible community efforts going on across the country, supporting the most vulnerable during the outbreak: from delivering essentials to the ill and the elderly, confined to their homes; to providing meals for hospital staff working long shifts in Intensive Care Units; to supporting children missing out on their regular free school dinners.

This episode is not only a recognition of the ingenious solutions being found – but also looks at how these local strategies, developed in response to a national crisis, could help change our food system for the better in future.

Love In The Time Of Corona: Stories of community support through food | bbc.co.uk

   
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