We were asked to develop a curriculum to support the development and existing work of food partnerships in 19 participating London boroughs.
Food Matters worked with Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming funded by the Greater London Authority to support these food partnerships move beyond emergency food provision and towards a more resilient local food system that addresses the root causes of food insecurity.
Food Matters first listened to the food partnerships in each of the boroughs to understand their individual needs and expectations. Through individual consultations and group workshops with each of the partnerships, the curriculum was developed. Further workshops, training sessions and exchange visits were used to deliver the curriculum, with individual check-ups, tailored feedback and peer support. Some of the topics included in the curriculum are included below. Read our evaluation report below to find out more.
Supporting responses to food insecurity
• Addressing the root causes of food insecurity
• Establishing food coops, food clubs, food pantries, food hubs and more
• Moving from food reliance to food resilience
• Taking a Right to Food approach
• Building a sustainable food supply
Supporting Food Partnerships Development
• Partnerships, collaborative working and whole food system approach
• Developing a strategy and action plan
• Partnership representation
• Facilitation of Food Summits and strategic planning session