New £1.6 million National Lottery project to tackle food poverty

21 June 2017

Major new project - that builds on last year’s Beyond the Food Bank campaign - hopes to reach out to many areas not yet working to tackle food poverty in a joined up way, and continue to support those in the Sustainable Food Cities Network that are already doing so.

People in communities across the UK will be given support to tackle food poverty, under a new four-year programme supported with more than £1.6 million of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund. The Food Power initiative will help grass-roots experts in 32 areas develop ideas and work with like-minded groups elsewhere in the country.

The programme is led by Sustain and Church Action on Poverty who will build a network of local food poverty alliances across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Experts with experience of leading existing food poverty alliances will also help other emerging food poverty alliances. Together we will provide support for alliance development and responses to food poverty, give voice to people experiencing food poverty, as well as evaluate and share what works well.

Local areas around the UK are encouraged to sign up for more information about how they can get involved in the programme as it rolls out in the coming months.

Contacts

Tom Andrews
Soil Association
07 717 802 188
tandrews@soilassociation.org
www.soilassociation.org


Victoria Williams
Food Matters
0127 343 1713
victoria@foodmatters.org
www.foodmatters.org


Kath Dalmeny
Sustain
0207 065 0902
kath@sustainweb.org
www.sustainweb.org


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation