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Croydon's Food Poverty Action Plan and Community Connect Alliance

Our Community Connect Alliance brings together statutory, private, voluntary and community sector partners with the objective of building community capacity and resilience to support sustainable solutions to food poverty such as improved financial stability, employment, housing and health outcomes. By sharing knowledge, ideas and best practice, our Alliance works together within the community and identifies real opportunities to strengthen and improve outcomes for Croydon residents/families.

Members: Family Centre, Parchmore Community Centre, Good Food Matters, Salvation Army, Citizens Advice Bureau - VCS organisations FareShare–national charity that redistributes surplus food to charities/community groups CALAT-Adult education Croydon Good Employer Charter PlayPlace - CIC youth activities & play Croydon Food Network - Network of Food Banks Croydon One Alliance (Partnership of NHS, Croydon Council and Age UK) Mulalley Harrisons Catering Mayor's Fund for London Schools e.g. Fairchildes

Established: October 2016

How Croydon's Food Poverty Action Plan and Community Connect Alliance is taking action to help tackle food poverty

Improving coordination and navigation of the local welfare safety net
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


Chantell James

Community Resources Delivery Lead
London Borough of Croydon


The Green House
244-254 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9DA

020 3559 6777

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