New £1.6 million National Lottery project to tackle food poverty

People in communities across the UK will be given support to tackle food poverty, under a new four-year programme supported with more than £1.6 million of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund. The Food Power initiative will help grass-roots experts in 32 areas develop ideas and work with like-minded groups elsewhere in the country.

The programme is led by Sustain and Church Action on Poverty who will build a network of local food poverty alliances across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Experts with experience of leading existing food poverty alliances will also help other emerging food poverty alliances.

Local areas around the UK are encouraged to sign up for more information about how they can get involved in the programme as it rolls out in the coming months.

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