Update July 1st 2020: Your participation is very important, and to thank you for taking part, a donation to a charity of your choice will be made. If you would like to participate please either: Click here and fill in a 20 minute survey (£10 donation) or get in touch with Filippo Oncini by email
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
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?
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
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
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