There are fewer community retailers running in 2016 than 2006. Two new pieces of research from NHS Health Scotland recommend working together to ensure that low income communities can still access affordable, quality food.
The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership are crowdfunding throughout February for a Community Kitchen - a cookery school where everyone can eat, learn about and share good food.
The Buywell Retail project aimed to support local convenience stores to improve access to fresh, affordable and sustainable fruit and veg in low-income areas of London. This report outlines what we did, what happened as a result (often with very successful increase in provision and sales of fresh fruit and veg), and what we learned from the pilot project.
The Food Poverty Project is changing its name and will now be known as the Food Access Network - UK.
This report, written in partnership with Oxfam, describes research into links between community food projects in the North and South of the globe. It considers the benefits of sharing knowledge, since people in poverty are often dealing with similar barriers to food security, no matter where they live. Using case studies, the report suggests that establishing links could provide an as yet untapped and innovative solution to some of the problems caused by increasing globalisation.
This report demonstrates the benefits of putting communities at the heart of action to tackle food poverty and social exclusion. Through the words of participants who took part in Sustain's Community Mapping project the report reveals how the depth and breadth of peoples experiences can be harnessed towards positive action and policy development. It highlights the disparities between what is being done, what is not being done and what should be done at local regional and national levels and encourages more Community Mapping.
This report revisits the issues raised in the first Sustain report Food Poverty: What are the policy options? published in 1998. It looks at what has changed, where there has been progress - and where progress has been lacking. Most important, it sets out what is needed now, early in the new Millennium, to ensure that no-one in the UK is denied access to a varied and nutritious diet.
Published in 2003, this directory lists over 260 community projects from the Food Poverty Projects Database. The database is managed by Sustain's Food Poverty Network, in collaboration with the Health Development Agency.
Surplus food, such as food approaching its sell-by date or agricultural produce taken off the market to stabilise prices, is redistributed to poor people through homelessness projects, charities, local authorities and schools. But is this a good solution or could it perpetuate the problems of waste and poverty? Aiming to stimulate the debate, this report looks at the variety of schemes in Britain the US and Europe, and examines the policy options.
A summary report covering five community seminars on tackling food poverty. It investigates opportunities at local and national levels for taking action to address food poverty and its impact on health and quality of life.
Developing successful inter-agency partnerships was the focus of a seminar to promote fruit and veg consumption among low income groups. Presentations by a government minister, a supermarket nutritionist, campaigning groups and public health experts are all included in the report, along with the policy recommendations and practical proposals that were generated.
This document for community and health workers, and local and national policy makers, challenges the myths and assumptions about people's ability to eat healthily on a low income. Myths include, 'They don't know how to shop or cook properly' and 'They spend too much on take-away food'.
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Projects & campaigns
Better Hospital Food
Children's Health Fund
Children's Food Campaign
Food and Farming Policy
Food co-ops toolkit
Good Food For London
London Food Link
Planning Food Cities
Real Bread Campaign
Roots to work
Save Our Antibiotics
Sugar Smart UK
Sustainable Fish Cities
Sustainable Food Cities
The Big Dig
Urban Food Fortnight