Thanks to the Fund for Sankalpa, the GFO team is going to be taking new and improved form from April onwards! Hannah Jacobs will be going up to 3 days a week as Network Coordinator and she’ll be joined by our brand new GFO Manager Hannah Fenton. While having two Hannahs on the team will inevitably be the cause of much confusion (and hilarity?), luckily they’re also a talented duo who are committed to working for better food in Oxford – and we look forward to moving ahead with them.
Here are some words of introduction from our Hannah’s:
Hannah F enjoys food, sometimes more than three times a day. She recommends making kale and pear smoothies, locally abundant and seasonal at the moment (and good enough for Beyoncé!). She’s Treasurer of East Oxford Farmers’ Market, and is committed to thriving local communities. She takes an asset-based approach, where everyone has something to offer and everyone has something they need. Hannah F has previously worked in conferencing, arts sponsorship and professional development, and event managed the 2015 Oxford Real Farming Conference. She knows something of what it takes to bring good, local food into a commercial catering establishment. She likes bringing people together over food, especially if it would otherwise go in the bin. Food waste be gone! She lives with her partner Rupert who has an apple juice business and a cat called Tawny.
Hannah J co-founded Good Food Oxford in January 2014 and has been coordinating it for a day week ever since. She’s passionate about the power food has to create positive environmental and social change, and is very excited to now be able to work more days. She most enjoys the nerdy bits of her job, such as policy research, monitoring and snazzy stats, and can frequently be found sneaking into food security lectures. She’s lived in Oxford for nearly 5 years, failing to leave after university and instead getting a job with the Low Carbon Hub. When she’s not badgering people about food or renewable energy, she can be found campaigning on far too many other things or playing the accordion in far too many bands.