Food insecurity is a day-to-day reality for more and more people in the UK, with one in four parents skipping meals in order to make ends meet, and the problems are often worse during the school holidays.

As part of TCT's work to support people and communities to thrive and flourish, we work closely with many organisations tackling food insecurity, including food banks and free food providers. As well as promoting their work and opportunities to get involved, we also equip their volunteers with financial skills training or modern slavery awareness to help them tackle the root cause of poverty.

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Partnering with FoodCycle

Recently, TCT has been working with FoodCycle as they seek to expand from Birmingham into the Black Country. Their model of cutting food waste, welcoming and hosting, social eating and empowering volunteers really resonates with our values, so we are delighted to be promoting FoodCycle to our networks and hosting a webinar with them in June 2021.

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Partnering with Black Country Foodbank

We are delighted to be working with Black Country Foodbank, who helps vulnerable individuals and families in crisis through the provision of 3 days emergency food supplies while a longer-term solution is developed.

The services they provide have an enormous impact on the people who use them, giving them an important breathing space at a time of great need.

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Your Local Pantry

Partnering with Your Local Pantry

Your Local Pantry is a brilliant and well researched network of community food stores, creating a sustainable and long-term solution to food poverty and helping the UK save money on their food bills.

There are now an increasing number in the Black Country and Staffordshire -

TCT would love to see more, and can signpost churches and other groups to find out more about this franchise model -

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Page published 24th September 2019 | Updated 20th October 2021

Image credit - FoodCycle Volunteers 2020 - used with permission from FoodCycle

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