“Feeding Devon is a partnership project engaging county-wide with innovative stakeholder organisations – from national and local government initiatives to community fridges and voluntary kitchens – all working to find sustainable solutions to help Devon people in need out of food and fuel poverty.” – Stella West-Harling MBE
Feeding Devon is a passionate and dedicated network of more than 30 organisations – including food banks, food aid charities, community groups and voluntary organisations – committed to ending hunger in their local communities. The pilot aims to improve food crisis support across the region, ensuring that no child goes hungry and that no household – whether a family or a vulnerable individual – has to choose between ‘Heat or Eat’. We will work to increase awareness amongst decision-makers about the root causes of hunger, whilst tackling these issues in our communities and creating a ‘Pathways’ programme of support for those in need. Food insecurity is the tip of the iceberg, and we aim to reach out to support and assist those who are struggling to provide for themselves and their loved ones. – Stella & Rachel
How We Work
The ‘Feeding Devon’ Partnership is a FREE membership organisation which includes charities, social enterprises, health providers, religious organisations, housing associations, and community projects. The pilot sits within the ‘Feeding Britain’ organisation which commissioned – in partnership with the Community Foundation and the Esme Fairbank Trust – the initial ‘Pathways from Poverty Project’ undertaken in 2019/20. Our work includes:
- Sourcing funding to sustain ongoing project work
- Developing resilient food distribution networks
- Working closely with pilot food projects to offer tailored mentoring and guidance.
- Mapping the existing food support network within the county.
There are No Fees – simply email us for membership and join our group of Changemakers working for food and fuel justice in Devon.
Our new Community Map (donated by aDoddle) is easy to use and you may upload your information straight on to it. From there, it is so easy to find the change makers involved at senior level In all aspects of food provision and nutritional support in our communities in Devon. Click here to view the Map and add your details
Watch out for our conferences where you get to meet likeminded changemakers. Get involved with local and county-wide pilot studies and projects.
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