COVID-19 emergency food programme

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are running an emergency food programme to protect children and their families from hunger. Hot meals and food packages are being made available, through a combination of home deliveries and collection points in the community, to ensure families on low incomes can put breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the table each day. A donation of just £10 can purchase the equivalent of 30 meals for a family at risk of hunger.

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Our vision is a UK where no one goes hungry.

We want to demonstrate how hunger and its underlying causes can be addressed, and use this learning to advocate for systemic change to eliminate hunger in the UK.

About Us

Our vision is a UK where no one goes hungry. We want to demonstrate how hunger and its underlying causes can be addressed, and use this learning to advocate for systemic change to eliminate hunger in the UK.

Thanks to your generous support, the Feeding Britain network has, in partnership with likeminded organisations:

  • Implemented a longstanding Healthy Holidays programme to provide nutritious meals and enriching activities for more than 30,000 children and their families during school holidays. Legislation that followed from this programme resulted in a three-year £20 million Holiday Activities and Food programme from the Government.
  • Distributed 1.6 million meals to vulnerable people and families on low incomes since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the course of this emergency programme, we are on track to create up to 60 job placements for young people in search of work.
  • Established, maintained, and supported 40 community food centres, including our flagship Citizens’ Supermarkets, which provide affordable nutritious food and wraparound help for 3,000 families and individuals each week.
  • Provided specialist support, advice, and advocacy to 2,700 people on the brink of destitution and, in the process of this Pathways From Poverty programme, increased their annual incomes by a combined total of £500,000 while busting the limits that poverty places on people’s lives.
  • Operated Fuel Banks which have prevented more than 20,000 people having to decide between ‘heating or eating’.

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Andrew Forsey, our National Director, can be contacted on andrew.forsey@feedingbritain.org or 0207 340 6053

Elaine Hanham, our Finance and Administration Officer, can be contacted on elaine.hanham@feedingbritain.org

Sarah Clark, our Project Manager, can be contacted on sarah.clark@feedingbritain.org

Nichola Fleming, our Pathways From Poverty coordinator, can be contacted on nichola.fleming@feedingbritain.org

Our Theory of Change

Feeding Britain is building a movement to alleviate and eliminate hunger, and we know we can’t do it alone. By innovating new approaches, and showing how hunger can be tackled in a diverse range of places around the country, we will contribute a road map to tackling hunger in our communities.

By sharing this learning with others and using it to work for national policy reform, we will ensure hunger becomes a thing of the past.