During Covid 19 Food Plymouth’s Food Equality Project began work on a Food Access Guide for Plymouth. This was a response to the acute pressures experienced by many individuals, families and communities due to the Coronavirus lockdown and beyond. The Guide attempts to map and support navigation through the emergency food aid available in the city. It also signposts to other support for a range of issues made worse by the lockdown, including domestic abuse, debt and mental health.
Consultation with communities and partners in the city made it clear that community-based responses and resources; new local partnerships, online cooking support, access to low cost recipes, are also key to supporting individuals and communities moving through this ongoing pandemic crisis. The Food Access Guide will continue to map and share these initiatives over the coming months. https://foodplymouth.org/do-you-need-information-about-how-to-access-food/
We are launching the Food Access Guide to coincide with Challenge Poverty Week highlighting the need to address the root causes of poverty.
We are also delighted to welcome Vicky Reeve! Vicky joins us as we embark on the delivery of our next phase of work focussing on young people in Plymouth.
“I am thrilled to join the Food Plymouth team and am really looking forward to engaging with the communities. I am passionate about everything to do with food and the impact it can have on everyones lives.”