Food poverty 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.

Sustain explain that: "Food poverty, often referred to as household food insecurity, can be triggered by a crisis in finance or personal circumstances, but may also be a long-term experience of not being able to access or have the facilities to prepare a healthy diet. It encompasses both the affordability of food and its availability within local communities".

As part of TCT's work to support people and communities to thrive and flourish, we work closely with our local food banks and free food providers, equipping their volunteers with financial skills training or modern slavery awareness to help our food banks tackle the root cause of poverty. We also help to network providers.

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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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Page published 24th September 2019 and updated 30th April 2021

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

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