Food Poverty Action Plan for Greater Manchester

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GM Food Poverty Alliance logo for GM Poverty ActionThe Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance, coordinated by GMPA, spent 2018 co-producing this action plan for 2019-2022. The Alliance is made up of over 100 people and organisations, including many with lived experience of food poverty, working towards a concerted strategic response to food poverty in our city region.

Defining food poverty broadly as “consistent access to adequate food being limited by a lack of money and other resources”, everyone involved in the Alliance was asked one key question: what could Greater Manchester – all leaders, systems, institutions, businesses, charities and communities working together – do to tackle food poverty in the next three years?

This plan is the result of those conversations.

At the launch of the plan in March 2019, participants made a series of pledges to take action – these will be uploaded soon. Can you make a pledge to help us make the Action Plan a reality? Please contact us to find out more, get involved and make a pledge.

Greater Manchester Takes Action Together on Food Poverty
In the month since we launched the Food Poverty Action Plan, we have been meeting leaders, businesses, and charities to ask what they will do to make the plan a reality. The response has been very positive, with over 30 organisations covering most of Greater Manchester’s boroughs, making more than 70 pledges of action and funding. Read more

The Food Poverty Alliance is coordinated by GMPA and supported by Food Power.

Here are a few of the organisations involved.

Guiding Principles of the Food Poverty Alliance

Get involved

The Alliance worked in its first year through a series of themed groups that proposed actions for the Action Plan. You can stay involved in ongoing conversations on these themes, and discussion on any other food-related topic, at the Greater Manchester Food Forum:

  1. Place-based access to food
  2. Children and young people experiencing food poverty
  3. Underlying causes of food poverty
  4. Food banks and beyond
  5. Measuring food poverty and monitoring our interventions
  6. Skills and training
  7. Diversity and inclusion

The Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance is a Greater Manchester Poverty Action project, and has been supported by Food Power, Great Places Housing Group, Equity Housing, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford and We Love MCR

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