How local strategies, developed in response to a national crisis, could help change our food system for the better in future.
The Sidmouth community and East Devon businesses have rallied round in an incredible way, helping with the provision of food:
The question is how this will continue after the lockdown:
And this was a key issue addressed by Prof Evan Parker at his talk last month:
Radio 4’s The Food Programme looks how this has been happening across the country – and the longer-term effect it could have:
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.