The Wandsworth Food Partnership announced today an exciting competition for local students and young people to design a logo for a new community fruit and vegetable market on a refurbished double decker bus, set to hit the streets of South London this summer.
In some areas of Wandsworth, local communities face challenges in accessing affordable food shops, as many are small, expensive or located too far for people to easily access. Food Bus, a project of the Wandsworth Food Partnership, has been developed by Be Enriched, Feeding Britain and Jan Kattein Architects, will provide fresh, environmentally friendly food to people in Wandsworth. Kemi Akinola, a councillor in Wandsworth, says ‘Living in Wandsworth all my life, I have seen areas of the borough lose street markets where fruit and veg were available, cheaply. This is a great project increasing access to food for all. It will also provide a space for meetups, food focused workshops and events to creating much needed vibrant and healthy food culture in the food deserts of Wandsworth.’
Wandsworth Food Partnership is inviting local young people to submit designs for the Food Bus logo which will decorate the exterior of the bus. The competition is open to anyone under 23 years old, and a winner will be selected from each of the following categories: Primary school, Secondary schools, and University. The winners of the competition will each receive a prize, as well as having their work displayed on the bus, which will be driven all over the borough!
The logo should be inspired by the themes of community, healthy food, and growing food. It should use no more than 3 colours and include the words ‘Food Bus’ in the design. All submissions are due by midnight on Friday 28th February.
Please go to www.goodfoodwandsworth.com/post/design-the-food-bus-logo more information and to download the template.
The Wandsworth Food Partnership, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, is a group of people and organisations working toward creating a stronger and healthier food system in Wandsworth.
FOR MORE INFORMATION on the Wandsworth Food Partnership PLEASE CONTACT
Elizabeth Prohasky, Wandsworth Food Partnership Coordinator
Phone: 07397 288160
Be Enriched exists to bring communities together through food. It runs the Wandsworth Food partnership to develop a better food system and is supported by National Lottery Community Fund and Wandsworth Public Health. For more information please go to www.be-enriched.org
Feeding Britain is a charity that was set up by a cross-party group of MPs and Peers to counter hunger and malnutrition in this country. It has received generous support from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s charitable fund, Goldsmiths’ Company Charity, Barrow Cadbury Trust, and Garfield Weston Foundation.
Jan Kattein Architects is a London-based practice with a record of innovative public-facing projects. The practice understands architecture as a tool to engage and empower communities and uses self-build and co-design to foster skills-exchange giving people an opportunity to contribute towards the shaping of their city.
These three organisations are working together to develop the Food Bus which is funded by The Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund, Esmee Fairbairn, L&Q Housing, Mercers Company, Sarah Dent, Sustainable Food Cities, and Wandsworth Grant Fund.