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Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance

Our aim is to become a regional authority on food poverty and a respected voice used for both impact and advocacy in Greater Manchester.

Members: Greater Manchester Poverty Action;The Trussell Trust; Fareshare Greater Manchester; Oxfam; Cracking Good Food; Greater Together Manchester; Great Places Housing Group; University of Salford’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Department; University of Sheffield’s Food Security and Food Justice MA, Buzz, the Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service; Caritas, Diocese of Salford; Church Action on Poverty

Established: June 2016

How Greater Manchester 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
Empowering experts by experience in the alliance’s strategic work
Developing and implementing a food poverty action plan
Ensuring all residents have physical access to good food
Supporting alternative retail, e.g. community shops, cooperatives
Supporting and enhancing meals on wheels provision

Video recorded at the Food Power national conference 2018

Co-producing a Food Poverty Action Plan (September 2018)

How Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance is using 6 themed sub-groups to develop their action plan and to hold decision-makers to account.


Tom Skinner

Greater Manchester Poverty Action


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