“We empower people and organisations in Coventry to design strategies and deliver activities to end food poverty, build resilience and influence change. Our vision is a food resilient city where no one goes hungry.”
Feeding Coventry are guided by their vision of a food resilient city where no one goes hungry. Their mission is to empower people and organisations in their community to design strategies and deliver activities to end food poverty, build resilience and influence change.
How we work
Feeding Coventry is a registered charity with participation from 15 organisations, including representatives from the local authority, Coventry, the University of Warwick, religious organisations, voluntary and community organisations and the private sector. A board of Trustees meets monthly with wider network meetings held bi-monthly. The Feeding Coventry steering group is chaired by Cllr. Faye Abbott, and receives project support from Tina Wukics, a local government officer.
What we’ve achieved
Key activities implemented over the past year include:
- More than advice (Food bank plus)
- Fuel bank
- Holiday food and fun club programming
- Food Poverty Awareness week
- The design and launch of the Coventry Food Charter
- A successful joint bid with Feeding Britain and Cheshire West for funds from the Big Lottery to establish a local Citizens’ Supermarket
In addition to scaling up current projects, Feeding Coventry are developing two new initiatives to be launched in 2018:
Citizens’ Supermarket- An innovative Social Supermarket will be piloted to offer the community affordable good quality surplus food alongside local produce and goods, and wraparound support and advice services.
Food Services mapping tool- An online tool which will map out food aid provision across Coventry.
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For more information about the pilot and ways to get involved please visit their website.