The local response to rising food insecurity during the coronavirus outbreak is nothing short of extraordinary. Food poverty alliances across the nation, both within our network and beyond, have stepped up to help ensure that economically and medically vulnerable people are not left to go hungry.
At Food Power we are doing our best to help connect local groups to share best practice and resources, improve the coordination of local responses, efficiently disseminate national guidance on food provision and feedback on the ground experiences of our members to national decision-makers.
Local Resilience Forums: We strongly advise that people tackling food poverty are also linked into their local resilience forum, particularly in the current climate. Find contact details of your local forum.
Food Power and Sustainable Food Places (SFP) are jointly hosting weekly online forums for food alliance coordinators to connect and share with each other, hear national updates on food-related issues, and feedback their experiences to national network coordinators and campaigners. They run every Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:30am.
Listen back to previous meetings:
Hungry for more? Sustain is hosting a wide variety of webinars this summer - check out the full list.
We are helping SFP to compile regular digests of some of the latest information, advice and guidance related to food supply and food for vulnerable people, as well as funding opportunities and examples of local action. These are based on input and discussion coming from our networks across the UK. Digests are saved below and sent to the SFP rise-up email list (see below for how to sign up).
We want to continue empowering those with lived experience to share their experiences and help identify solutions to some of the challenges we are currently facing. We are exploring ways in which we can stay connected online, whilst respecting that for many people other things may take priority, not least looking after one’s mental health and wellbeing. Here's how to get involved.
Contact Ben Pearson if you have other ideas about how best to involve, empower and support those with lived experience during the crisis.
This email list is a useful way to share what’s going on and ask questions about the response to Covid-19. To sign up, send an email to email@example.com and follow the instructions. Once subscribed you can ask your questions or share info by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Find out more about how Sustain is supporting food system resilience in the crisis.
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