The Cambridge Food Poverty Alliance will initially map the work on food poverty that is being done throughout the City and surrounding villages, with a view to consulting with users of relevant services and organisations providing services; sharing resources, best practice and information locally; researching what has been done successfully elsewhere; developing a Food Poverty Action Plan to ensure an evidence-based joined-up approach to food poverty in the City.
Members: Cambridge Sustainable Food; Cambridge City Council; Cambridge City Food Bank; Cambridge FoodCycle
How Cambridge Food Poverty Alliance is taking action to help tackle food poverty
|Improving coordination and navigation of the local welfare safety net|
|Supporting fair pay by promoting the Real Living Wage to the local council and employers|
|Supporting services that provide financial crisis support and advice|
|Increasing the uptake of Healthy Start vouchers and the number of retailers who offer and promote the scheme|
|Ensuring children’s access to food 365 days a year through support of holiday food provision, breakfast clubs and uptake of free school meals|
|Developing and implementing a food poverty action plan|
|Supporting alternative retail, e.g. community shops, cooperatives|
Video recorded at the Food Power national conference 2018
Understanding the barriers families face in accessing holiday lunch programmes, and working with Cambrdige City council to pilot a more participatory model.
Researching barriers and addressing misconceptions to understand what further training is needed to improve Healthy Start uptake.
The Green House
244-254 Cambridge Heath Road
Food Power is a project of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.