Presentation on theme: "Fiona Twycross AM The London Food Poverty Investigation."— Presentation transcript:
Fiona Twycross AM The London Food Poverty Investigation
It shouldn’t happen in london Increasing problem Variable support Need for systematic joint working
Goal of the investigation To investigate the scale and causes of food poverty in London. To consider what the Mayor and partners can do to support people suffering food poverty in London. To consider what the Mayor and partners can do to address the risk factors of food poverty.
Foodbanks Why do people go to foodbanks? Who goes to foodbanks? Are they a sustainable solution?
Food poverty in schools Survey of teachers 95% of teachers said pupils coming in to school without breakfast Half said this is because families can’t afford to provide breakfast
Access to (healthy) low cost food Community based food buying initiatives Food preparation Access to equipment Access to good value, good food
Other issues to consider Older people Other vulnerable groups Likely impact of benefit changes