Beyond the Food Bank 2017 is the third edition of London’s comprehensive food poverty profile. The report looks at what local authorities are doing to reduce food poverty across a range of measures.
Recommendations for action
Which councils are leading the way in tackling food poverty?
London food poverty in numbers
Actions London councils are taking to combat food poverty:
- Develop and implement a food poverty action plan
- Increase the uptake of Healthy Start vouchers
- Promote breastfeeding to boost the health of infants and mothers
- Protect children’s centres and maximise their value
- Ensure low-income families have good access to childcare
- Secure children’s access to food 365 days a year
- Ensure all residents have physical access to good food
- Support and enhance meals on wheels provision
- Become a London Living Wage employer and promote the London Living Wage
- Set low minimum payments for residents qualifying for Council Tax Reduction
Into action: tips from the councils
Beyond the Food Bank London Food Poverty Profile 2017
2017 - 24pp | 2257Kb
13 Oct 2017
Food Poverty: Over 8 million people in the UK struggle to get enough to eat. Sustain is working with communities, third-sector organisations, local authorities and government, aiming to make sure everyone can eat well.