Covid-19 has seen the growth of new, innovative ways to provide for people living in food poverty such as community food retail. With a growing need for such options in light of the continued Covid-19 crisis, this report explores the different models food poverty alliances could replicate in their areas and proposes a set of guidelines for delivering such projects.
The report finds that there are benefits and constraints to these models - offering cheaper, more dignified access to food in most cases but risking creating a second class food system through limitations from food surplus and redistribution offerings. Ultimately, such initiatives offer an imperfect approach in an imperfect world but if the right balance is found they could provide a life-line for those who need it.
This toolkit provides guidance and case studies on empowering people with lived experience of food poverty to make change happen.
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