The Sustainable Food Branch works to increase awareness of, and accessibility to, sustainable food practices and initiatives across the university.
Food sustainability is a complex issue, involving factors such as food insecurity, waste, knowledge, and attitudes around food. The branch attempts to address all of these in the events we host and the organisations we work with. The work of the food branch ranges from working with catering services to support their sustainability initiatives to raising awareness about sustainable food practices to redistributing surplus food. All of these are important parts of ensuring food sustainability.
In 2021, current Sustainable Food Promoter Thalia (she/her) is hosting biweekly cookalongs with a guest (not G.U.E.S.T!) where they cook a meal and chat about a specific topic. As well as this, she is launching the Glasgow Student Food Survey, a survey which aims to collate the views and experiences of students across Glasgow. Finally, she works with FareShare and a team of volunteers to redistribute surplus food in the West End.
If you have any questions about the work of this branch or about food sustainability, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
Madeleine Gomes - Madeleine.Gomes@glasgow.ac.uk