Join us in celebrating World Food Day on 16th October 2020!
This October thousands of people will be celebrating the United Nation’s World Food Day, which this year is about recognising our food heroes – farmers, growers, cooks and all those working across the food system to help people get good food. Now more than ever we need to eat well and connect with our communities.
Edible Edinburgh have teamed up with the Soil Association to bring you Edinburgh’s World Food Day Festival on Friday 16th October 2020. This virtual event will celebrate Scotland’s local food culture and showcase some of the food activity that is happening across the city on World Food Day.
World Food Day is also one of the Soil Association’s key events for involving communities in Food for Life Get Togethers, which are events and activities that help connect people through good food. The Soil Association have small grants available to support community led food growing, cooking and sharing activities, as well as other resources to help bring your event to life. Join in with a planned event or host your own activity, big or small. If your organisation would like to be part of Edinburgh’s World Food Day Festival, please get in touch.
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Don’t forget to tag @EdibleEdin @SAfoodforlife and use the hashtags #EdinburghWFDFestival #WorldFoodDay #FFLGetTogethers.
If you’re between ages 5 to 19 you’re invited to take part in the international World Food Day poster contest! Design a poster based on your favourite food hero, this can be anyone within the food system that works hard to bring food from farm to fork, and upload your poster here for a chance to win. The deadline for applications is 6th November. Winners will be promoted on the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization social media and their offices around the world. Winners will also receive a Certificate of Recognition and a surprise gift bag.
What’s Happening in Edinburgh on World Food Day
Check back here for an up-to-date programme of food activities taking place across the city this World Food Day.
Wednesday 16th October
- 9.30-11am Peas Please Veg Fest Webinar: How we can work together locally to encourage communities to take action on veg? Featuring Edinburgh Community Food! Register here.
- 12.30-1.30pm Veg Fest Cook-along lunch with The Sustainable Kitchen – Cook-along at home (or just enjoy watching) with a Veg Fest inspired lunchtime dish to celebrate World Food Day! Register here.
- Support climate-friendly catering at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) next year. Sign the petition here and track the progress via Twitter @FoodatCOP.