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Feeding Britain combines practical, policy, and research expertise in the fight against hunger. Stay tuned to this podcast for insights from frontline projects, parliamentarians, and academic specialists on the work they undertake with Feeding Britain to eliminate hunger and its root causes from the UK.

Feeding Britain: Insights into eliminating hunger from the UK Feeding Britain

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Feeding Britain combines practical, policy, and research expertise in the fight against hunger. Stay tuned to this podcast for insights from frontline projects, parliamentarians, and academic specialists on the work they undertake with Feeding Britain to eliminate hunger and its root causes from the UK.

    Ep 12: The London Food Bus & Float with Helen Fielding

    Ep 12: The London Food Bus & Float with Helen Fielding

    In today's episode, Andrew is joined by Helen Fielding who explains the way in which the London Food Bus model works including its recent addition of an old milk float to reach more areas. Helen details the benefits of the mobile model that reduces cost, meets people where they are, and enables those with limited mobility to access nutritious food at affordable prices.


    This episode forms part of the Feeding Britain podcast series which offers insights into eliminating hunger in the UK. Feeding Britain combines practical, policy, and research expertise in the fight against hunger. Stay tuned for perspectives from frontline projects, parliamentarians, and academic specialists on the work they undertake with Feeding Britain to eliminate hunger and its root causes from the UK, especially during the current cost of living crisis.

    • 13 min
    Ep 11: Crop Drop with Jenny Palmer

    Ep 11: Crop Drop with Jenny Palmer

    In today's episode, Andrew is joined by Jenny Palmer, Community Development Officer at Newark and Sherwood District Council, who is sharing more about the wonderful initiative of Crop Drop within the Feeding Newark and Sherwood Network. This programme sees growers sharing their produce with families that need it most, via projects within the Feeding Newark and Sherwood Network, and Jenny explains the huge impact this has had not only on the network's ability to provide fresh fruit and veg but on the sense of community and togetherness within the whole area. For anyone looking to set up something similar in their area, Jenny is happy to be contacted for advice on jenny.palmer@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk


    This episode forms part of the Feeding Britain podcast series which offers insights into eliminating hunger in the UK. Feeding Britain combines practical, policy, and research expertise in the fight against hunger. Stay tuned for perspectives from frontline projects, parliamentarians, and academic specialists on the work they undertake with Feeding Britain to eliminate hunger and its root causes from the UK, especially during the current cost of living crisis.

    • 19 min
    Ep 10: The Role of Advice Workers with Alan Markey

    Ep 10: The Role of Advice Workers with Alan Markey

    In this episode of the Feeding Britain podcast series, Andrew Forsey chats with Alan Markey, Chief Executive of the Coventry Independent Advice Service, to discuss their partnership with Feeding Britain that aims to co-locate Advice Workers in the Feeding Coventry social supermarkets. This project forms part of Feeding Britain's Pathways from Poverty programme which seeks to offer people the support they need to take steps out of poverty. In this episode, Alan explains the benefits that a co-location approach brings to both the individuals receiving advice and the wider community in which the social supermarket sits.

    This episode forms part of the Feeding Britain podcast series which offers insights into eliminating hunger in the UK. Feeding Britain combines practical, policy, and research expertise in the fight against hunger. Stay tuned for perspectives from frontline projects, parliamentarians, and academic specialists on the work they undertake with Feeding Britain to eliminate hunger and its root causes from the UK, especially during the current cost of living crisis.

    • 25 min
    Ep 9: The Nourishing Norfolk Network with Claire Cullens, Billie Lawler, and Tori Lewis

    Ep 9: The Nourishing Norfolk Network with Claire Cullens, Billie Lawler, and Tori Lewis

    In this latest episode of the Feeding Britain podcast series, Andrew Forsey chats with three of the driving forces behind the Nourishing Norfolk Network; Claire Cullens, Billie Lawler and Tori Lewis. They delve into their process for setting up the vast Nourishing Norfolk network, how they ensure each individual food club meets the needs of its community, and good practice for securing a healthy food supply across the whole network. The balance between sharing knowledge and resources across a network whilst maintaining local individuality and innovation is crucial to the model employed by Feeding Britain as a whole and is something perfectly exemplified by the Nourishing Norfolk Network.



    This episode forms part of the first Feeding Britain podcast series which offers insights into eliminating hunger in the UK. Feeding Britain combines practical, policy, and research expertise in the fight against hunger. Stay tuned for perspectives from frontline projects, parliamentarians, and academic specialists on the work they undertake with Feeding Britain to eliminate hunger and its root causes from the UK, especially during the current cost of living crisis.

    • 47 min
    Ep 7: Partnership for People and Places Project with Professor Greta Defeyter

    Ep 7: Partnership for People and Places Project with Professor Greta Defeyter

    In this episode, Andrew Forsey is joined by Professor Greta Defeyter on the eve of the publication of research on the Partnership for People and Places Project in Newcastle. Greta is the chair of the Feeding Britain Academic Advisory Group and is the director of the Healthy Living Lab at Northumbria University, and she joins Andrew to share more about her research as well as her wider experiences tackling school holiday hunger and shaping policy. Greta's passion and expertise will offer valuable insights for anyone working within the food insecurity sector or who wants to learn more about the research-backed approaches to tackling hunger in the UK.


    This episode forms part of the first Feeding Britain podcast series which offers insights into eliminating hunger in the UK. Feeding Britain combines practical, policy, and research expertise in the fight against hunger. Stay tuned for perspectives from frontline projects, parliamentarians, and academic specialists on the work they undertake with Feeding Britain to eliminate hunger and its root causes from the UK, especially during the current cost of living crisis.

    • 27 min
    Ep 6: The Food Ladders Approach with Dr Megan Blake

    Ep 6: The Food Ladders Approach with Dr Megan Blake

    In this episode, Andrew Forsey is joined by Dr Megan Blake, a senior lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Sheffield, a member of the Feeding Britain Academic Advisory Group, and the pioneer of the Food Ladders approach to building community resilience and enhancing food security. Delving into her research, Dr Blake explains the Food Ladders approach and lays out the steps we need to take on both a local and national scale to ensure people are given the capability to live a healthy life.

    This episode forms part of the new Feeding Britain podcast series which offers insights into eliminating hunger in the UK. Feeding Britain combines practical, policy, and research expertise in the fight against hunger. Stay tuned for perspectives from frontline projects, parliamentarians, and academic specialists on the work they undertake with Feeding Britain to eliminate hunger and its root causes from the UK, especially during the current cost of living crisis.

    • 24 min

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