Reading Town Meal Organisers
Reading Town Meal is organised through a partnership group of key stakeholders whose intention is to make it a regular event. The Steering Group comprises: Reading Food Growing Network, Food4Families (a BIG lottery funded project managed by Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC)), Reading College, Reading Borough Council Culture & Sport Services, True Food Community Co-operative and other volunteer members.
Food4families aims to work with communities across Greater Reading to increase the amount of food grown locally and sustainably and has created 20 community gardens across Reading where people learn how to grow their own food under the guidance of professional tutors. Find out more from the food4families website.
Reading International Solidarity Centre
Risc is the biggest Development Education Centre in the UK, working with schools and community groups to build understanding of sustainable development and promote social justice. Find out more from the risc website.
Reading Food Growing Network
RFGN aims to promote locally grown food in Reading. Find out more from the Reading Food Growing Network website.
Reading College Hospitality, Travel & Tourism department are contributing their expertise and use of kitchen facilities where their catering students will prepare, cook and serve the Town Meal. Find out more from the The Kitchen website.
Reading Borough Council
Reading Borough Council is supporting the event through logistical advice and support.
True Food Community Co-operative
True Food Community Co-operative is a social enterprise, owned and run by its members, that enables its members and others to buy affordable organic food and other produce, and supports local food production. Find out more from the True Food website.