As part of its core activities, Northamptonshire Community Foundation takes a Community Leadership role in addressing the needs and concerns that impact Northamptonshire.
Last year it convened a meeting with several organisations working directly around the issue of food poverty.
The outcome of the meeting was a commitment to pilot testing a co-ordinated response to addressing food poverty and improving infrastructure in addressing what is an increasing concern.
The Foundation was also able to match a donor to invest in the pilot phase.
The Current Work of Northamptonshire Food Poverty Network
Thanks to a successful award from the Big Lottery Help Through Crisis Fund, Northamptonshire Food Poverty Network is working in partnership with Re:store Northampton, Springs Family Centre and Citizens Advice Northampton and East Northamptonshire to tackle poverty.
Northamptonshire Community Foundation will continue to facilitate the Northamptonshire Food Poverty Network promoting best practice in supporting people in crisis and develop a programme for clients of the partnerships to shape local services including volunteer placements and training to help build skills and aspirations.
Northamptonshire Food Poverty Network will also be taking part in the Big Conversation as part of the campaign to tackle hunger in the UK: www.endhungeruk.org
Love Food Hate Waste Campaign
Northamptonshire Food Poverty Network is supporting the national 'Love Food Hate Waste' campaign and you can read more about this initiative here
Download the 'Food Waste Watch' toolkit here
Directory of Northamptonshire Food Poverty Network
Download the directory here
Northamptonshire Food Poverty Network Film
Watch the film here: here
Read the findings of the Evaluation Report to tackle food poverty locally: here