Cheshire East Food Alliance launch event - Tuesday 17 October 2023

Join us for the launch of the Food Alliance where we will be, amongst other things, discussing the development of a 'Right to Food' strategy which will outline how we can address food insecurity across Cheshire East.

For the Alliance to be successful we need a cross representation of organisations including community groups, charities, local government, the NHS, housing trusts, retailers, other food providers, and a wide range of other groups / people, to come together, to work to address this significant issue.

The event takes place on Tuesday 17th October at Congleton Town Hall (10 am for 10.30 am). It will finish at 12.30 pm (lunch will be provided). 

Andrew Forsey from Feeding Britain is kicking things off. There will also be updates on progress in Cheshire East – including an initial reveal of the mapping exercise, partnership working and a session on the objectives of the food alliance and the proposed themes for the ‘Right to Food strategy we’re developing (access to food, food confident communities and sustainable food systems).

Programme Outline*

Time  Programme 
10.00 Registration / networking
10.30 Welcome & Intro - Graham Brown, CVSCE
10.35 Keynote - Andrew Forsey, Feeding Britain
10.50 Cheshire East context - Dan Coyne, Cheshire East Council
11.05 Audience interactivity
11.10 Cheshire East community food provision - Graham Brown, CVSCE
11.35 Working in partnership: Cheshire West & Chester experience - Steph Ellis, CWVA
11.55 Cheshire East Food Alliance & Right to Food strategy - Graham Brown, CVSCE
12.20 Q&A + closing remarks + Audience interactivity
12.30 Close / Lunch / networking

* the event programme (including speakers) and timings are subject to change. 

If you work for a organisation that provides community food support, helps people access community food support, works across the food supply chain, or are just passionate about food, we would love to have you involved. Please follow the link below to register. 

Register here


You may also be interested in reading the following:

Everyone has a right to food – have your say and join the Cheshire East Food Alliance

How Can We Fix Our Broken Food System?