Category: Past Events

Autumn Emergency Food Network Gathering 2023

Feeding Liverpool are inviting organisations providing emergency and community food support in Liverpool to join us at our Autumn Emergency Food Network Gathering. We will bring together organisations to listen, learn, share and make connections, as we work towards creating a city where everyone can eat good food

You will hear from emergency food providers and learn about their organisations, their success and any challenges they are facing. There will also be an opportunity to share your experiences and ask questions too.

This session will be focusing on how our food spaces can prepare to face the challenges of winter – a time when all of our organisations come under increased pressure as demand rises.

We would encourage each organisation providing emergency or community food support to send a representative to this session.

Teas and Coffees provided.

Who: Organisations providing emergency and community food in the City of Liverpool

When: Tuesday 17th October at 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Where: Tuebrook Hope Centre, Christ Church Buckingham Rd, Tuebrook, Liverpool, L13 8AZ

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Register here!

Hunger March – 23rd September 2023

Join the Hunger March on Saturday 23rd September, taking place at 12 noon at St George’s Hall steps!

In a country as wealthy as the UK, hunger is a political choice. Whilst many cities have copied Liverpool’s example and voted to become Right to Food Cities, there is a lack of national leadership to address food insecurity. Feeding Liverpool are joining the Right to Food Campaign in an emulation of the unemployed workers movements in the 1920s-1940s which mobilised unemployed workers, trade unions and civil society to call for national action to end hunger.

Feeding Liverpool want to support Community Food Spaces to get involved in the Right to Food Week of Action and join the march.

 Ideas to get people from your food space engaged could be:

  • Holding a banner making session to create materials for the march on the 23rd
  • Deciding on a meet up point to join the St George’s Hall rally together with your members and banner
  • Using your social media to promote the march and Right to Food graphics use #RightToFood #RTFWeek2023 #HungerMarchLiverpool
  • Creating a video from your community food space explaining why the Right to Food is important for members
  • Holding a Right to Food stall at your community food space to talk to others
  • Contacting your local schools, community groups and workplaces to make connections and get them involved

If you are interested in getting involved in the week of action, mobilising for the Liverpool Hunger March or want to find out more, check out our website or email [email protected]

Download the Right to Food Week flyer here.

Visit Brickyard: Cook, Eat, Grow at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Come and visit the Feeding Liverpool team this July as we head to RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

This year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park from 19th – 23rd July will feature show-garden ‘Brickyard’: Grow, Cook, Eat’ a sustainable, creative urban-growing space that strengthens biodiversity and connects city residents with the joy of growing good food.

The show garden designed by Conal McGuire is the first public project from Conal Studio and is a collaboration with charity partners Feeding Liverpool, the city’s food alliance passionate about ensuring everyone can eat good food, and Everton in the Community, the charitable arm of Everton Football Club that tackles social issues across the city including employability, mental health, education and poverty.

After the show, the garden will be relocated to Everton in the Community’s purpose-built mental health hub, The People’s Place, forming a lasting legacy for the city.

“Feeding Liverpool is delighted to be supporting Conal Studio and Everton in the Community with the development and post-show relocation of Brickyard. The vision and values of Brickyard bring to life Liverpool’s Good Food Plan, enabling food citizenship through making urban food growing accessible for all. Our team are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the garden to showcase the intricate garden structures that provide new ways to bring food growing into inner city spaces” – Dr Naomi Maynard, Feeding Liverpool Director

Brickyard’s design is influenced by the traditional brickyards that run alongside thousands of UK terraced streets. It responds to the limitations of awkward inner city growing spaces and looks at how we can adapt them for modern living. Factors such as tenancy agreements, environmental concerns, tradition, and cost have a massive impact on how people utilise these spaces. Steel and reclaimed brick evoke the materials found in traditional brick-yards, here reimagined in a contemporary design. The ‘Granby Rock’ Terrazzo is made from the waste material of demolished Victorian terrace houses from inner-city Liverpool. It is woven through the garden, physically integrating and repurposing original material from the inspiration behind Brickyard.

During the show Brickyard will host live demonstrations from Andrea Ku of B 4 Biodiversity. Andrea will be demonstrating how the gardens unique grow-frames enable people to cultivate food organically, in awkward outdoor spaces at home, or in shared gardens. These frames will demonstrate the benefits of companion planting and will house bespoke habitats for rare species of bumblebee and other wildlife.

Feeding Liverpool, Everton in the Community and B 4 Biodiversity are not the only Liverpool-based charities heading to the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show this year. Our friends at Faiths4Change and Myerscough College will be at the show as part of the Northern Star Show Garden, and The Gateway Collective and Taking Root will also be bringing their garden back to Bootle after the show.

Feeding Liverpool’s team will be at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park on Thursday 20th July and Saturday 22nd July. Do come say hello!

Buy your ticket for the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 19th – 23rd July 2023 

Summer Emergency Food Network Gathering

Register here!

Feeding Liverpool are inviting organisations in Liverpool providing emergency and community food support to join us at our next quarterly emergency food providers network gathering. We will bring together organisations to listen, learn, share and make connections, as we work towards creating a city where everyone can eat good food

You will hear from emergency food providers, connect and share your experiences, updates and ask questions.

This session will have a focus on Mental Health. More details tbc.

We would encourage each organisation providing emergency or community food support to send a representative to this session.

Teas and Coffees provided.

Who: Organisations providing emergency and community food in the City of Liverpool

When: 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Thursday 20th July 2023

Where: Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT

If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Register here!

Growing in the Community

Join Feeding Liverpool and Liverpool Food Growers Network to network and find out how your organisation can establish a community food growing project

This afternoon session will be an opportunity for community food spaces (food pantries, food hubs, community markets) across the Liverpool City Region to network, meet community growers, and find out how they can establish and develop their own community food growing projects.

We welcome organisations who are also interested in growing herb and flower gardens for their community, and anyone with growing experience who would like to support these organisations.

Refreshments and a light plant-based lunch will be provided by Eat Up Gud.

You will hear from speakers from Kensington Fields Community Association, Grow-Wellbeing and Alchemic Kitchen talking about their experiences of setting up and running community growing projects across the region.

There will also be discussion time focusing on the following topics:

  • Engaging the Public Sector on Land Access
  • How can you integrate wellbeing with food growing into Health and Social Care
  • Distributing the food you grow
  • Evidencing your impact
  • So you want to set up a food growing project

Who: Community Food Spaces, Community Growers and anyone interested in this topic
When: 12:30pm – 3pm, Wednesday 21st June
Where: Kensington Fields Social Club, 24 Hall Lane, L7 8TQ
How: Register via Eventbrite

For more information, please contact:
Elena Vacca, Feeding Liverpool Project Manager on [email protected]
Minna Alanko-Falola, Liverpool Food Growers Network Chair on [email protected]

Register via Eventbrite here

Feeding Liverpool is the City of Liverpool’s Food Alliance, connecting and equipping people and organisations to work towards good food for all. Building on our work since 2015 tackling hunger and food insecurity, Feeding Liverpool is developing and driving forward Liverpool’s Good Food Plan in partnership with communities and organisations across the city.

Liverpool Food Growers Network supports food growing projects across the Liverpool city region. Their aim is to increase the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables grown by communities ensuring fair access to all. They believe that community food growing can have a significant, positive impact on our communities and can make our city a fairer, greener and more sustainable place to live and thrive.

The Way Ahead: Emergency and Community Food Provision Discussion

Tuesday 9th May 1:30-3:30pm

Feeding Liverpool, in partnership with St Andrews Community Network and Imagine If, are hosting a strategic conversation about the long-term sustainability and direction of emergency and community food provision in the region.

The aim of this initial conversation is to identify options for a more coordinated approach to food supplies and food provision in the months and years ahead, and to develop a working group to explore the feasibility of these options in greater depth.

We would like for all who attend to actively participate in this discussion, and we may ask you to prepare thoughts and ideas on this topic beforehand.

The discussion will take place at Frontline Centre,147 Lawrence Road, Wavertree, Liverpool L15 3HA.

If you are interested and able to attend this conversation please contact Gentian on [email protected].

Good Food; Our Food Exhibition Launch

Since 2021 we’ve been listening to people across Liverpool as they have answered this question: “What does Good Food mean to you?”

For many, it means eating our cultural food.

We’ve also heard how the traditions surrounding cultural food are important to our wellbeing through our sense of shared identity, community, and heritage.

This year, working with local photographer Emma Case and community groups across Liverpool, through photographs and interviews, we’ve began building a collection of food stories.

Join us at The Black-E, Saturday 20th May from 12pm to 3pm, for Good Food; Our Food, the launch of a travelling exhibition of photographs and stories celebrating the relationship between food, culture, identity, and how important this is for our wellbeing.


What to expect:

  • Drop-in anytime
  • Visit the exhibition
  • Hear food stories
  • Meet your neighbours
  • Eat delicious traditional food showcased by community groups
  • Watch a Ukrainian MasterChef demonstration
  • Take part in arts and crafts for the family
  • Find out what’s next for Good Food; Our Food and how you and your community can participate


Register to attend via Eventbrite here


We are grateful for the support of our project funders Torus Foundation and National Lottery Community Fund, and our project partners Merseyside Polonia for making Good Food; Our Food possible.