So why is this important to do? How does it help us build people power, change the story and fix the system? A good potluck dinner will:
Connect with your environment and community by sourcing your food locally and in keeping with the seasons.
Welcoming your ACF community into your home is a beautiful way to bring everyone together, and is always greatly appreciated. But you may not have the space or live in an area that is difficult to get to, in which case, look for another venue that is more central and appropriate, such as a community hall, public library or school/university space. It really depends on how big you want the event to be, versus how intimate. This is up to you and your group.
These roles might seem obvious, but it’s good to think about these simple things so that the night runs smoothly. It’s best to divide the tasks so that no one feels overwhelmed and everyone can enjoy themselves.
This person will organise the venue, create an invite and promote the event. They may also suggest places where guests can find locally-grown, sustainable produce (see guidelines below).
This person is responsible on the night for supporting the Host, and may choose to step into the role of facilitator for moments when the group comes together. They can also help in the lead-up to the event with promotion and venue.
Photographer (where necessary)
Is there someone in your group who can take photos and put them on the ACF Community Slack Channel?