This briefing sets out how and why measuring local authority action on food poverty and food access can help local people to hold councils to account and encourage them to do more.
Since 2011, Sustain has produced benchmarking tools assessing local authority action on food access across London.
In 2020, this work was combined into one Response, Resilience and Recovery report which looked at what foundations London borough councils had in place that enabled a good food response to the Covid-19 crisis.
This benchamarking work is a powerful tool to hold councils to account, prompt them to do more, and recognise good work.
In this briefing we set out the case for assessing local action on food access and food poverty, and how, in practice, this can be done by local people.
“It shows us what we’re missing”: the case for assessing local authority action on food access
7pp - 2021 | 92Kb
Published Friday 26 February 2021
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