Reading College students preparing the meal
Apples ready for juicing
Grower with chard
Serving the meal
Harvesting the salad crop
Apple chopping on the Reading Food Growing Network stand

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

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.

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