USEFUL LINKS


GENERAL FOOD PROJECT IDEAS & SITES

Blackpool Food Partnership was set up to coordinate efforts to address food poverty in Blackpool and is a key partner in our work

 Sustainable Food Lancashire  building on existing food related work, identifying gaps and working together to address a range of food issues, from food poverty to food waste.identify and develop initiatives to further improve the food system.

 FareShare,  we rescue good food that would otherwise go to waste and deliver it to other charities, benefiting vulnerable people and the planet

MAKE LUNCH.. feeding families in the school holidays

Growing Health is a national project run by Garden Organic and Sustain to see how community food growing can be routinely used by the health and social care services as a way of promoting health and wellbeing.

Lancaster Local Food Directory : Here you can find information about food, drink and seeds produced in and around Lancaster and locate many community food projects.


Research and Campaigning on Food Poverty

The Conversation: Excellent web site debating the key issues about food banks and seeking to explore alternative ways forward

Oxfam's Research reports: Food poverty is on the rise in the UK, Oxfam is working with others  including Church Action On Poverty to campaign for a system where everyone can afford to feed their family with dignity.

There is a very good video on the right to food at http://www.church-poverty.org.uk/righttofood

Parliamentary Inquiry into hunger and food poverty in Britain. You can follow the work of the Inquiry by visiting http://feedingbritain.com/

The Fabian Society, (with the support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation,) report from the independent Commission into food and poverty in the UK. The final report of the year-long Commission sets out how a fairer food system can be built that works better for people on low incomes. http://foodandpoverty.org.uk/publication-hungry-for-change/

Feeding Britain is campaigning for reforms at a national level to reduce the nation’s vulnerability to hunger. see http://feedingbritain.com/

CHESHIRE HUNGER STUDY DEEPENS INSIGHT INTO WHY PEOPLE TURN TO FOODBANKS A group of frontline charities and the University of Chester have published pioneering new research that reveals in greater detail than ever before the reasons why people are referred to West Cheshire Foodbank.

report at http://westcheshire.foodbank.org.uk/cheshirehunger


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