The Benalla Food Security Network has been running since 2012. It was started to coordinate ways to improve access to healthy foods in Benalla. Due to declining attendance, a review was undertaken in 2017. The group will now continue as an “Action Group” as part of the Benalla Sustainable Future Group!
A Local Food Network is a group where local food growers, retailers, organisations and community members come together to supply the town with healthy food.
It is envisioned that the Benalla Local Food Network action group will:
- Support community led local food activities e.g. sourcing grants, linking to other organisations
- Promote “Farm to Plate”, linking local producers to community and retail e.g. promote Benalla Food Coop, Open Food Network maps
- Advocate for local food (local government, state government, policies etc.).
When: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Time: 5:15 -6 pm
Where: Ray Sweeney Community Health Centre, 45 Coster St Benalla.
Snacks will be provided.
For more information on the work that the Benalla Food Security Network has completed (2012-2017) please visit http://www.benallahealth.org.au/CommunityHealth/HealthPromotion-479/BenallaFoodSecurityNetwork-481/
Food Security Action Group