Tackling Food Insecurity in the UK

This Business in the Community (BITC) report highlights good practice examples of the different ways community groups and other organisations are tackling food insecurity and supporting people to be less reliant on food banks.

BITC is supporting five community organisations in the East Midlands through the Tackling Food Poverty project, to develop activity around food pantries, community cafes and community growing. Below are some examples of the initiatives being rolled out:

  • Community cafes
  • Community hubs
  • Community growing projects
  • Urban farming
  • Food waste redistribution

BITC has chosen to deliver this project in the East Midlands and to focus on two counties; Nottingham and Northamptonshire. These have been chosen because of the unemployment rates in these areas and the number of children in poverty. One in four children under 16 are living in poverty in the East Midlands. 1

This report provides further details about the community groups involved in the project and examples of good practice, as well as the initiatives being implemented.

How Business in the Community can help your organisation

BITC supports its members to address the cost-of-living crisis both as employers and at a societal level by:

  • Connecting them to its network of over 600 businesses and thousands of local community partners to learn and collaborate on impactful initiatives inside and outside the workplace.
  • Providing them with knowledge, insight, and guidance so that they can go further, and act faster to support those most in need.
  • Providing platforms from which they can lead and influence other businesses by sharing their own story.

If you are a member and would like further advice on how your business can support people affected by the cost-of-living crisis speak to your Relationship Manager.  Please log in to MyBITC to find their contact details.