Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum: Hard to Swallow? Tackling ongoing food insecurity in Tower Hamlets

Tuesday 14 November 18.00 – 20.00

Tramshed Community Hub, Digby Street, London, England, E2 0LS

Are you or those you support struggling with the cost of living crisis? As this crisis continues into another long winter, join us to hear about the support on offer, and to find out how groups in the borough are helping people and families that would otherwise go hungry. 

Tower Hamlets remains one of the poorest boroughs in London, with one of the highest rates of poverty in the country. 
Come along to our Inter Faith Week event to find out about help that is available from the council, faith based and community groups, including warm spaces, emergency help and foodbanks. 

With great speakers and a panel discussion on food insecurity, join us for some delicious food, discussion and browse the stalls held by local organisations. We will also be joined by Fair Future UK for an activity. 
Our panel discussion will ask: 

  • Can the council do more to empower local grassroots organisations through grants, food, and equipment?
  • How can there be better collaboration and communication between all stakeholders? 
  • How can services be equipped to offer a wraparound service
  • Has collaboration with the private sector improved? 
  • How can small faith settings be supported to start their own foodbank?

Panellists inc Joanna Reid, CEO of Bow Foodbank, and Sister Christine Frost of Neighbours in Poplar - more TBA 

Have your say too! There will be space for open discussion and to put your questions and comments to the panel and speakers.
Do you have ideas for how cost of living services can be improved?
What are your experiences of using food services? 
What does true partnership working mean to you?

All are welcome to our event – we hope to see you there! 

Event held by Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum
Venue accessibility Wheelchair access
Event categories Social action or social issues
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