My name is Tara Kenny and I am the newly appointed coordinator of the Cork Food Policy Council. The Cork Food Policy Council is a partnership between representatives from the community, farming, fishing, food retail, academia, environmental and health sectors and local authorities. Please find attached a short leaflet explaining what we are working towards.
We are currently drafting a new action plan for the coming year and we want to ensure thatthis action plan works with, complements and supports the existing work within communities. We would also like to make sure that we are focusing on the food-related issues that matter within communities.
In order to do this, I would like to introduce the Cork Food Policy Council to established community projects to find out if their projects, or projects in their area, are currently involved in any food-related activities such as growing schemes, youth cafes, cooking skills, school gardens, serving food in their projects, community gardens, breakfast clubs, providing snacks at playgroups - any services or activities that are directly or indirectly related to food.
I would be extremely grateful if you could forward this email on within your network. The only information we require from the projects and groups for now is the name of the project or group, the general purpose of the project and their location within Cork county.
Your help is greatly appreciated and thank you for your time.