Launch of the new Community Food Initiatives Programme 2013-15

Venue: Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA), 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast

Date: 11 April, 2003

Time: 10:00 - 13:30

The main aim of the programme is to positively influence eating habits of families in a community setting. Nine new community projects from across the island of Ireland have been awarded funding to promote greater access and availability of safe, nutritious food.

The event will also share key learning’s from the previous Demonstration Programme to inform best practice and ensure sustainability of Community Food Initiatives. This will be of particular interest to those running or developing a Community Food Initiative and those committed to tackling food poverty issues on the island of Ireland.


Event programme




10.00 – 11.00

Poster session
Registration/tea and coffee & scones


11.00 – 11.05

Welcome address

Cliodhna Foley-Nolan, Director of Human, Health and Nutrition, safefood

11.05 – 11.15

Introduction to HfFA and food poverty

Marjo Moonen, Chair, Healthy Food for All

11.15 – 11.25

Official launch of the new Community Food Initiative programme 2013-2015

Paula McIntyre, Chef and Broadcaster

11.25 – 11.35

Over-arching view of the Community Food Initiative Programmes

Georgina Buffini, Development Worker, Healthy Food for All

11.35 – 11.45

Key learning’s from the Programme level evaluation

Nick Mack, Principal, Creative Edge Consultancy

11.45 – 12.05

Demonstration Programme Community Food Initiatives -case studies

Deirdre Quinn, RehabCare

Eileen Wilson, Footprints Women’s Centre

12.05 – 12.25

Community Food Initiatives – the bigger picture for policy and food poverty

Gary McFarlane, Director CIEH (NI)


12.25 – 12.30

Closing remarks

Cliodhna Foley-Nolan

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch and poster demonstration


This Programme is funded by safefood and managed by Healthy Food for All.

Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA)