UniSA — Food Challenge

October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014

5:00 pm To 8:00 pm

108 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5001

http://goo.gl/s7eRXA

Event Description

UniSA’s Food Challenge – Solving Food Insecurity: Think Global, Act Local!

Date                      16 October 2014
Time                      5:00 – 8:00pm
Location               University of South Australia, City East Campus, Room C3-16 & Plaza

Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians and over 14,000 people are seeking food relief each month. In Anti-Poverty Week, YOU can help fight poverty and make a difference!

Event program

Join us for the Food Challenge, UniSA’s World Food Day event happening at City East. There’ll be short films, entertainment, food tasting, information stalls and a food insecurity panel.

Panel

Greg Pattinson – Foodbank SA

Greg is the new CEO at Foodbank SA. Foodbank SA is a not for profit organisation that manages the flow of surplus and donated food from the food industry to community support agencies that provide food to people in need. Greg has a background in Medicine, Biochemistry with MSc in Food and Nutrition. He has a history of strategic leadership roles across manufacturing, mining and the food industry.

Teresa Branch – Vinnies SA

Teresa is the coordinator of Fred’s Van, a mobile food service that provides a hot meal, fruit and drinks, blankets and beanies to the homeless and hungry. Around 500 Fred’s Van volunteers serve 25,000 meals each year, from 7 sites across Adelaide, and one regionally at Port Lincoln.

Elisha Georgia Vlaholias – Central Queensland University – Appleton Institute

Elisha holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Health Education and an Honours Degree in Sociology from Flinders University. In 2013 she commenced her PhD at the Appleton Institute working on the ARC Food Waste Project. Her research investigates asylum seekers’ experiences of receiving food from Australian food redistribution programs, including the socio-cultural impacts of these charity food programs on this population. Elisha’s broader research interests include the cultural meanings of food and the socio-environmental issues of food waste and food insecurity.

Alice Blackwood – Fair Food Adelaide

Alice is a co-founder of Fair Food Adelaide, a collective that focuses on supporting local food systems and promoting the principles of food sovereignty. Alice has a background in environmental science, politics and education, and a long-term commitment to grass-roots action for environmental and social justice. She is also the South Australian representative on the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance committee and a contributor to community radio programs.

Entertainment
  • Manal Younus – Spoken Word Artist
  • Transpose 2 – Band
Food

–              There will be FREE East African food from Abyssinian Restaurant.

Venue: University of South Australia, City East Campus, Room C3-16 & Plaza

Campus map: http://www.unisa.edu.au/Campus-Facilities/Maps-Tours/City-East-campus/City-East-campus-map/

Tickets                                  $5 (All profits go to Foodbank SA)
Where to buy tickets?   http://goo.gl/s7eRXA
More information           https://www.facebook.com/events/395671273917595/

Organizers

University of South Australia

IMPORTANT – For this event you have to purchase a $5 ticket! This includes some food and a drink. All profits go to Foodbank SA.

Buy your ticket here: http://goo.gl/s7eRXA

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