By Dr Clare Pettinger
We are very pleased to confirm that Food Plymouth has won a £10K funding bid (Food Power) to develop our local Food poverty alliance in Plymouth.
I led the bid along with the help of strategic partners (Sarah Ogilvie, Public Health; Darin Halifax, Plymouth City Council; Helen Ryan, Plymouth Community Homes; Brad Pearce, CaterEd; Chris Forster, Transforming Plymouth Together; and Paul Elliot, PCC energy team). With big thanks to Public Health and Plymouth Community Homes for providing match funding.
This funding will pay for short term post or commission to coordinate activities on this strand of Food Plymouth’s work over the coming year. This project will include consultations with ‘experts by experience’ (those individuals with lived experience of food poverty) and exploring funding to develop a more strategic coordinator’s role to take forward the local food poverty agenda.
This is an exciting development and it aligns with local city poverty strategies including the Plymouth Plan; Plymouth Children in Poverty (PCiP) and Thrive Plymouth Year five focus on ‘people connecting through food’.
If anyone is interested in finding out more about this new post/commission (which will be advertised shortly, to start early 2019) then please get in touch with Clare Pettinger firstname.lastname@example.org