“Our vision is a Bradford free of food poverty where people have access to affordable good food.”
Feeding Bradford is a passionate and dedicated network of more than 40 organisations committed to ending hunger in the local community. The pilot aims to improve food crisis support, ensure that no child goes hungry over the school holidays, and raise awareness about the root causes of hunger amongst decision-makers.
How we work
Feeding Bradford has a membership exceeding 40 organisations which include charities, social enterprises, health providers, religious groups, housing associations, and community projects. The pilot sits within Wellsprings Together Bradford, and activities are coordinated by Cathy Henwood.
The local authority is actively involved, with public health officers assisting in project development, resourcing funding to sustain activities and food redistribution, and ensuring elected members are informed of Feeding Bradford’s work. The network meets on a quarterly basis with additional steering group meeting held as needed.
What we’ve achieved
Key activities implemented by Feeding Bradford include:
- Support for emergency food aid providers
- Publication of free meal provision directories
- Holiday food and fun programmes
- Supporting the network and beneficiaries during the roll out of Universal Credit
- Promotion of a “Cooking on a Budget” booklet
- One-week data collection push to build a better picture of local food poverty
In the coming year Feeding Bradford plans to maintain and extend their network of support, scale up projects that fill gaps identified during the most recent data collection week, and better involve experts by experience in project development and operations.
To try and get a better picture of food provision across the Bradford and Keighley District, Feeding Bradford undertook a data collection exercise for the week commencing 19th March 2018 (7 days).
For more information about the pilot and how to get involved please get in touch with Cathy Henwood at firstname.lastname@example.org