I have been actively involved with a number of community initiatives for past couple of years and the food movement is one of my favourites.
Coming from a Bangladeshi background, I have personally witnessed what lack of food and nutrition can do to people which adversely impacts overall community wellbeing as well as healthcare systems of a country. I also realise that although the issues in Australia are not as severe as under-developed countries, there is still alot of work to be done in food here. It is a grand combination of past experiences, a growing understanding of the Australian context and overall love for food which inspires me.
I see many great opportunities to work with community members to grow and source fresh produce locally, to create healthy food habits and also to share a vast variety of food processing and cooking techniques that a diverse community brings in.