Food Poverty Group
The Bridge (East Midlands) is working closely with Charnwood Borough Council to ensure support is available in these challenging times, working within Government guidelines.
If you are experiencing hardship and need support with food, please contact our team at The Bridge (East Midlands) on 08000385964.
Together, we can fight food poverty
Founded in 2018, the Charnwood Food Poverty Group believes no member of the community should go hungry. Our overarching aim, therefore, is to:
"Work towards the eradication of Food Poverty in Charnwood"
By working in partnership, together as a whole group and in subgroups, we aim to:
"...increase ACCESS to good food, empowering people to use and enjoy it"
"...improve ADVOCACY for the reduction in household food poverty"
"...work together with AGENCIES to provide food within a non-judgemental model"
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What is food poverty?
We define food poverty as the inability to afford, or have access to, foods that make up a balanced, healthy diet.
Sadly, food poverty is on the rise. Recent statistics from the Trussell Trust suggests that April-September 2019 saw the highest demand for food parcels on record.
The Charnwood Food Poverty Group is making a substantial difference to the lives of local people already.
During the months of July 2019-January 2020, we helped provide food to over 3962 local people and families, as well as 18 local community organisations.
Who do we help?
The Charnwood Food Poverty Group strives to help any individual or and family, living in Charnwood, who needs access to food provision. This may be due to:
• unemployment • low income • homelessness • Universal Credit instability
• delayed wages • debt • ill health • unforeseen crisis • school holiday meals • and more
Our members provide a range of services; to find out more about how we can help you, please visit the 'Our Services' page.