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Illawarra's [web-based] guide to Fair Food

An interactive web-based guide of knowledge and practical resources that will foster, promote and grow our thriving local food community.

Illawarra's [web-based] guide to Fair Food

What’s this project about?

The guide will provide a one-stop-shop for the wider community to access accurate fair food information, including current food system issues, local food directories (including where fair food can be purchased) and upcoming community food activities (incl. training and networking events). The guide will bring local food producers, providers, sharers, growers, consumers, food aid charities, and food-related non-government organisations closer together and provide much needed community education and awareness.

There is currently no website or resource that provides an all-inclusive insight into Illawarra’s thriving food community, whilst there is significant economic and social benefit to an increased visibility of our local food producers, providers and food aid organisations. Interactive components of the guide, like a community notice board and comprehensive local food directories, will also support organisations and individuals to share information, connect with each other and build partnerships.

The guide will be an extension of the work of Food Fairness Illawarra (FFI), an active community coalition that works towards fair food under Healthy Cites Illawarra leadership. The funds will enable the FFI project officer to develop the guide in collaboration with a website designer, staring with community consultation in October 2019. The launch of the guide in July 2020 will be supported with an extensive community-based promotion campaign.

Why should you vote for this project?

  • Makes our thriving food community in the Illawarra more visible in its diversity and scope.
  • Will bring local food producers, providers, sharers, growers, consumers, food aid charities and food-related non-government organisations closer together.
  • Enables and encourages everyone to support a fairer food system, not just the people already in the know.

All project information is provided by the applicant. The NSW Government is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.