Developing an alliance and action plan to tackle food poverty
Local food poverty action plans allow local authorities, community organisations and other partners to work together to identify risks, assess the current response and coordinate action. These plans allow information to be shared, enable partners to learn from each other, make effective use of available funds and other resources, and avoid duplication. Those involved can achieve more by acting together than they could by acting separately. We call these networks 'food poverty alliances'.
There are different approaches to creating food poverty action plans and the extent and reach of actions within a plan vary according to local ambitions and available resources and other support. We use 'food poverty action plan' as a catch-all term, other titles include 'food security plan', 'food access plan' or 'food equality plan'.
- Read our Developing food poverty action plans guide (Sustain, 2019)
- Explore examples of food poverty needs assessments and action plans from across the UK
- Read our advice on setting up a food poverty alliance
- Find out about six key lessons for building food poverty alliances
A selection of research tools and resources collected from our networks
Researching food poverty in your local area
- Response, Resilience and Recovery: London's Food Response to Covid-19 (Sustain and London Food Link, 2020)
- Dataset for evidence mapping (South Wales Food Poverty Alliance, 2018)
- Food survey (Bournemouth & Poole, 2018)
- Topic guide: Accessing food when times are hard (Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance, 2018)
Organising a food poverty workshop, conference or summit
- Launch day event: facilitators’ briefing (Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance, 2018)
- Launch day event: presentation (Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance, 2018)
- Conference agenda: Tackling poverty – Building a fairer Moray (Fairer Moray Forum, 2018)
- Conference agenda: Cambridge Food Poverty Conference (Cambridge Food Poverty Alliance, 2018)
Food Poverty: Over 8 million people in the UK struggle to get enough to eat. Sustain is working with communities, third-sector organisations, local authorities and government, aiming to make sure everyone can eat well.
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