Welcome to Food Dignity Network

The Food Dignity Network brings together like-minded groups, organisations and volunteers to share best practices, ideas and resources to ensure the safe and dignified delivery of food to those in need in the East Renfrewshire area.

The network aims to provide food supports that are not simply aimed at those living in food poverty but also focus on food waste, recycling and growing your own. We believe this holistic approach will ensure a sustainable and dignified approach to food access and food waste. It will also enable people to participate in learning new skills.

Be Part of the Network!

If you want to join the Network, speak to someone about your idea, volunteer or get involved with an event, just get in touch with Karen McLaughlin at karen@va-er.org.uk or call 0141 876 9555. 

Upcoming Events

To date, the Food Network has:

  • Supported 3 local larders in successful Funding Applications securing in the region of £20k from the East Renfrewshire Council Humanitarian Food Fund. (Two of which are now constituted groups)
  • Introduced like minded people to one another through network meetings.
  • Worked with Partners to develop land into a Community Garden.
  • Participated in a local growing veg project.
  • Supported organisations with their Volunteer Policy.
  • Hosted a Food Network Outdoor event –
    Firelighting, Cooking on a Budget and Food Foraging at Whitelee Windfarm.
  • Met and built relationships with Food networks across other council areas, building on tried and tested ways of working.

Network Members

East Renfrewshire Larder

Eaglesham and Waterfoot Community Larder

Neilston and Madras Community Care and Share 

Dunterlie Food Share

Thornliebank Together

East Renfrewshire Foodbank

Giffnock Community Hub

Barrhead Housing Association

Green Guardians

Good Food Scotland

Asda

Morrisons

Coop 

Generations Working Together

Jewish Care Scotland

Cosgrove Care

Young Enterprise Scotland

Neilston Development Trust

Fare Share Go

Threehills Community Supermarket

Bankuet