Barking and Dagenham welcomes a new resident-run food group to the borough: the GOOD FOOD COLLECTIVE: A new community group which formed with the support of Company Drinks in February 2020. The group of 12 women meet monthly to discuss food issues that are relevant to Barking and Dagenham, such as access to healthy food, local food systems and the value of existing food knowledge.
During Black History Month the Good Food Collective will be running events to celebrate the diverse food cultures in the borough and to talk about care for their community, access to good food and activism.
The Digesting Politics events in October bring together local cooks, residents and guests from outside the borough; spotlighting the richness and complexity of African and Caribbean food cultures in our communities.
There will be a socially distanced community lunch on Thursday 29 October where the women, their recipes and stories behind the food will be collected in a small publication and you’ll be invited to join them for one delicious meal.
The meal will be ticketed with limited number of take-aways available, if you’re a local resident [or foodie] and would like to take part please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also hosting a talk with food writer and supper-club star Fozia Ismail from Arawelo Eats, and Deirdre Woods, member of the London Food Board and Granville Community Kitchen. This will be taking place on Thursday 22nd October at 6-8pm. Register for free by emailing email@example.com. Spaces are limited.