Food & Wellbeing

Here are the six most recent articles that have appeared in our newsletter.  Please click on the heading to read the article in full.

FI Research Filippo Oncini food providers during Covid-19for GM Poverty Action

Covid-19: The impact on food support providers in GM

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FI Hunger: Childrens food Campaign for GM Poverty Action

Children’s Food Campaign

Government urged to keep feeding children during school holidays By Barbara Crowther, Co-ordinator for the Children’s Food Campaign Charities, organisations and education unions have called on Education Secretary to announce additional funding for continued food provision during the forthcoming school half-term and summer holidays. In a joint letter to the Secretary of State Gavin Williamson MP and

Assessing the Government’s Food Measures During COVID-19

By Tom Skinner A Parliament inquiry last week called for evidence on COVID-19 and food supply. I was asked to help Greater Manchester’s response to this call, answering the question, “Are the Government and food industry doing enough to support people to access sufficient healthy food; and are any groups not having their needs met?

FI Healthy Start for GM Poverty Action

Healthy Start vouchers

Healthy Start Vouchers – Applications Made Simpler Families can now apply for Healthy Start food vouchers without a health professional’s signature on the form, as was previously required. Healthy Start is the UK’s food welfare scheme for pregnant women and young children in low-income families. The vouchers, worth £3.10 per week, can be used to

FI Food provision during Covid 19 pandemic for GM Poverty Action

Supporting food provision

Supporting coordination of food provision during COVID-19 By Tom Skinner I represent GMPA on the GM Food Response Core Team*, taking the lead (with 10GM) on understanding VCSE sector food providers’ response to COVID-19, and helping them and local authorities to work together more closely and effectively. GMPA ran a survey of VCSE food providers

FI Mustard Tree C19 article for GM Poverty Action

Mustard Tree is open

By Jack Barton Mustard Tree is currently still open! We’re operating as key workers under the categories of food distribution and front-line services. We’re now providing an emergency food offer, supported by our volunteers – here’s George out on one of our very first deliveries. We want to take the opportunity to say a huge

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