What We Do
The Fair Food Challenge is empowering university communities to build fair, healthy and accessible food systems. We are working with institutions to develop and implement comprehensive fair food plans to transform campus food environments. At Fair Food Challenge we believe that campuses should provide fair, healthy and sustainable food environments with access to good food and the skills and opportunities to grow, buy, cook, eat and share it.
We consult to universities, host workshops, community co-creation sessions and events to make sure we're developing good food policy that serves your community and your institution.
We research best-practice for institutional food policy from around the world. . Check out our report What Could A Fair Food University Look Like? We are available to speak at events to talk about our findings and work.
We design projects and activations to bring the Fair Food message alive in the community. Stay tuned for developments of our Fair Food UniCycle - a portable fair food kitchen for university communities.
Outreach & Education
We know it isn't always easy to eat well on a student budget and schedule. We design easy to use resources and run fun workshops to demystify fair food and skill-up students in the kitchen.
What Makes a Fair Food System?
Our report What Could a Fair Food University Look Like? outlines our vision for fair food on Australian Campuses
In 2016 we hosted a two-day 'writeshop' and together with fifteen students from three universities we developed our vision for fair food policies in Australian tertiary institutions. Within ten days we had written, edited, designed and launched our inaugural report What Could a Fair Food University Look Like?
The report lays out our vision for the seven pillars that support fair food: sustainability, access & equity, health, education, innovation & opportunity, procurement & retail and resourcing & accountability. These pillars are underpinned by forty fair food principles, that if met, will ensure a flourishing fair food uni.
It also contains resources such as a job description for a Campus Food Systems Co-Ordinator, a rationale for a Campus Food Systems Working Group, a Fair Food University Questionnaire and a Fair Food Pledge to get you started on your fair food journey. In addition, it has a comprehensive resource directory and great examples of progressive institutional food projects from around the world.