Caroline Kenyon is Founder/Director of The Food Awards Company, creating and delivering world-class food awards.
She is also Parliamentary Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats in Lincoln.
Spending the last 20 years working with the British food industry, her political role has led her to become involved with issues of food poverty and sustainability, aiming to secure practical and achievable solutions.
Nigel Curry is the founder and Chair of the Lincoln Food Partnership Board, is Founding Professor, at the Countryside and Community Research Institute and Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln.
Simon is the Chief Executive for Acts Trust, a charity founded by Alive Church in 2007.
Simon trained as a debt counsellor with Christians Against Poverty, founding the CAP Lincoln debt centre.
He has since helped his team to develop several other Acts Trust projects, including the Restore project, Lincoln Foodbank and Night Light Crisis Cafes which deliver aid to those in need across the City.
Simon is a founding member and Chair of the Lincoln Active Faith Network, part of Transform Lincoln.
In 2016 he was awarded a Mayoral Medal for his commitment to tackling poverty in Lincoln.
In this conversation, Simon talks about empowering people to end poverty, creating opportunities for social responsibility and his passion for working in partnership in Lincoln.
Abdul Nasir Siddiqui
Abdul is the lead Dawah and Education officer at the Lincoln Mosque, where he organises charitable events and programmes to help vulnerable people.
He also has an education role, mentoring and training new volunteers, and working in classroom settings with Skills for Life.
Abdul has been a Director at the Centre for Reconciliation in Lincoln, where he works with faith communities and interfaith organisations to increase cooperation and understanding between people of all faith backgrounds, and none.
Alan Wilson is Chair of the Lincoln Community Larder.
Since retiring as Head of Regulatory Compliance for an International Bank, he has served on the Lincoln Diocesan Trust and Board of Finance, has originated and project managed two pilgrimage routes to Lincoln Cathedral and been an active member of Rotary International.
He is committed to helping those in our community in need of food in times of crisis but also seeks to support a more integrated approach to promoting healthier and sustainable food for all.
Read more: Alan talks about his work with Lincoln Community Larder.
Rev Canon Alan Robson MSc FRaGS FRAS-Agricultural Chaplain is a Methodist Minister (Lincoln Circuit) and Ecumenical Canon of Honour Lincoln Cathedral.
Alan has served as Agricultural Chaplain for 20 years with ties to other Boards and projects, including Green Synergy, council member of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society (‘progenitor’ of the EPIC Building £7m project to highlight technologies to mitigate climate impact) and Lincoln Agricultural Society Educational Committee.
As a Head Teacher at Washingborough Academy, Jason has spoken at numerous conferences on the influence that schools can have on food sustainability and ‘Food Literacy’.
Washingborough Academy has the only in-house school caterer to have achieved the Soil Associations Gold Catering Mark, as well as being a Gold Food for Life School.
The school has appeared on national TV for our work in addressing childhood obesity and are a case study school for the government’s Childhood Obesity.
Head of Shared Revenues and Benefits for City of Lincoln Council and North Kesteven District Council, Martin has worked in Revenues and Benefits services for 30 years.
He has led initiatives relating to anti-poverty, welfare reforms and Universal Credit support, and has a passion to work with partners to alleviate food poverty and provide a range of holistic solutions to help people get the help they need.
Working with food banks is a key component in this work.
Mark is the Chief Retail Officer for Lincolnshire Co-op looking after all their food stores.
He has been in Lincoln for over 5 years and has a wealth of retail experience behind him spanning 30 years.
Dr Sarah Chaudhary
Dr Sarah Chaudhary has a background is in community health research.
She has worked widely in the area of the the impact of peer support and lay expertise on patient health and healthcare delivery.
Sarah is currently based at Lincolnshire County Council Public Health Directorate where she is working diet, food systems and obesity.
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