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Russell Shields

Food Justice Truck Manager, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Melbourne

Russell has a passion for food security, food systems and social enterprise, and is currently the Food Justice Truck Manager at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

He is also the founder and chair of The Community Grocer, a social enterprise initiative that aims to improve access to fresh affordable food for people living in public and social housing via community led weekly fruit and vegetable markets.

In 2013 Russell was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study `International models of food rescue and community food initiatives that address food security for vulnerable populations’, and is a member of the City of Melbourne Homelessness Advisory Committee, StreetSmart Grants Committee, and a founding member of the Australian Food Hubs Network.

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