Food Poverty Action Plan for Greater Manchester
The 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.
The Food Poverty Alliance is coordinated by GMPA and supported by Food Power.
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:
- Place-based access to food
- Children and young people experiencing food poverty
- Underlying causes of food poverty
- Food banks and beyond
- Measuring food poverty and monitoring our interventions
- Skills and training
- Diversity and inclusion