We are working with the Arun and Chichester Food Partnership and UK Harvest to develop Affordable Food Clubs. These projects offer nutritious food at an affordable price for households who might otherwise be at risk of hunger. We are also working with local partners to offer expert advice sessions within food projects, to help address the wider issues that people may be facing. This is part of our Pathways from Poverty programme.
Affordable food clubs in this area include the UK Harvest Pop-Up Pantries in Bognor, East Wittering, Graylingwell, Haywards Heath, Midhurst, Oving, Parklands, Portfield, Selsey, Storrington, Tangmere, Whyke and Worthing. Find out more including opening times and locations here.
Impact: Between April 2020 and March 2021:
- 604 people participated in our education sessions
- 357 charities received UKHarvest food
- 696 tonnes of food distributed
- 2.5 million meals delivered
- 171 organisations donated food
- 1322 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions offset
Levels of local food insecurity
According to the University of Sheffield’s research into local food insecurity of adults (Jan 2021), in Chichester:
- 2.43% of adults suffered from hunger
- 7.54% struggled to access food
- 9.55% worried about not having enough food
whilst in Arun:
- 2.11% of adults suffered from hunger
- 8.69% struggled to access food
- 8.23% worried about not having enough food
About this research:
The University of Sheffield have published statistics of UK adult food insecurity at Local Authority scale. You can view the map of measures of food insecurity here.
Hungry is defined as having skipped food for a whole day or more in the previous month or indicated they were hungry but not eaten because they could not afford or get access to food.
Struggle is defined as a positive response to at least one of the following:
- Sought help accessing food
- Skipped or shrank meal
- Gave a reason for not having enough food
Worry is defined as choosing very worried or fairly worried about getting food.