Admirable national and local efforts were made to identify and support 1.5 million clinically vulnerable people but this would have been much easier had the infrastructure of a thriving meals-on-wheels service already been in existence. Furthermore, the Government has been reluctant to acknowledge financial vulnerability which was already prevalent in the UK and has only been exacerbated during the pandemic.
Before Covid-19 struck, over 8 million people in Britain were already living with household food insecurity. Over 1 million older people were already malnourished and over 1 million children in low-income households were slipping through the security net of free school meals.
Billions of public and private funds are being invested to help people and businesses through this Covid-19 crisis. We should use the investments and what we learn from this crisis to drive a resilient, fair, sustainable system of food, farming and fishing that works for everyone. The food system must provide everyone with healthy food and also be fit to tackle climate change and restore nature, whilst providing good livelihoods in food production.
This briefing makes the case that good food, farming and fishing should be put at the heart of investment and policies to support an economic...
Parents’ views of child-friendly characters on food and drink packaging
Sustain’s Food Coops Network and London Food Link surveyed food enterprises to gather insight into how they had adapted to Covid-19 and the...
A new guide for councils, school caterers and partners who want to deliver meals to older people during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Sustain general election manifesto 2019 sets out what we want government and policy makers to do, to secure a Better Food Britain.
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