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Food Poverty – free online training and information sharing session

October 7, 2020

Food Poverty: an online discussion, training and info-sharing session for frontline service providers – both volunteers and professionals

We at Good Food Oxford are pleased to be able to share this FREE online training session for volunteers and professionals working with people experiencing food poverty in Oxfordshire.

Since the start of COVID-19 there has been a threefold increase in the number of users of community food services in Oxfordshire (Good Food Oxford, 2020).
20% of adults in the UK now face some form of food insecurity
(Food Foundation, 2020).

This is a COVID-updated version of some very successful training which Good Food Oxford ran in 2017 in Barton, Oxford; and in 2019 in Banbury.

After the sessions, participants said how useful it was to learn about different initiatives to support their contacts and clients, and to discuss and share best practice with each other. Everyone who attended moved their understanding and their ability to deal with food poverty up at least one notch out of five.

At the two-hour online session you will be able to:

  • Discuss food poverty and how it presents in your work,
  • Understand the international definition and conditions of food poverty and its relevance,
  • Share best practice responses,
  • Signpost most effectively in Oxfordshire,
  • And get informed about national and local policy work.

Professionals and volunteers Food Poverty training flyer October 2020

Choose from these dates: 10am 11th November / 2pm 13th November / 6pm 18th November / 10am 20th November / 2pm 24th November / 6pm 26th November

 FREE thanks to Oxfordshire County Council, Food Power and Soccer Aid for UNICEF UK.

To book a place: https://fptraining2020.eventbrite.co.uk

To take part in the training you will need access to a computer and internet, and ideally a webcam.

The session lasts two hours. There is also a 30-minute video and quick quiz which you will need to complete at least 24 hours before the session. If you fill in a reflection and feedback form after the session, you will receive a certificate of completion. Any questions? mail@goodfoodoxford.org

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