The Interfaith Food Justice Network (IFJN) facilitates cooperation between over fifty community groups -- including Christians, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Buddhists, Humanists and many non-religious groups – who run community and emergency food initiatives in Glasgow.
IFJN members seek to support each other’s work and use their collective voice to push for food justice − based on their shared vision, laid out in the Interfaith Food Justice Declaration (included). The IFJN is co-ordinated by Interfaith Glasgow in partnership with Faith in Community Scotland’s Community Development Team.
We service a mailing list, social media pages, WhatsApp groups for sharing resources and, in pre-COVID times, monthly meetings of the network’s Development Group.
Since the onset of the pandemic, the monthly Development Group meetings have been replaced by fortnightly COVID Response meetings. Meetings are attended by diverse community groups providing emergency food aid across the city, members of Glasgow Community Food Network’s Community Response team, and occasionally, Glasgow City Council staff.
Interfaith Food Share WhatsApp Group. With around 130 members, it is a place to:
- share surplus food
- refer/signpost service users should your organisation not fit their needs
- ask for volunteers (e.g. drivers or help)
- share funding resources
- ask for advice and help from people working in similar roles
- connecting groups
We also service a household item WhatsApp group which functions in a similar way, just with household items (kitchenware, furniture, clothes.)
If you're working with an emergency food initiative or have found your organisation has turned towards food justice as a result of the pandemic, please do come along to our fortnightly meetings; participants are invited to share their updates and concerns, and information is provided about new streams of support and best practice guidance.
The Interfaith Food Justice Network is a support network for people working or volunteering in the area of food justice and emergency food provisions (either individuals, community groups, or organisations).
People from all faiths and none are welcome; interfaith is for everyone!