About Feeding Coventry

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COVID-19 GUIDANCE:

Our Social Supermarket at Foleshill Community Centre remains open. We have introduced a one-way, outside, social distancing system to ensure the safety of our volunteers and our clients. If you would like to use the service, we are open Friday and Saturday 10am-12 noon.

We have also partnered with the Trussell Trust and will be operating our foodbank on a delivery only model. In order to use this service you must have a valid foodbank voucher. If you do not have a foodbank voucher, but are in need of support please contact 08085 834333. To find your nearest foodbank please visit. https://coventry.foodbank.org.uk/locations/

For more information on how to get emergency food during this time please visit Coventry City Council website - https://www.coventry.gov.uk/emergencyfoodnetwork

We are working with partners to distribute food to those families who are struggling through this period of uncertainty. We would welcome donations of any size to help fund buying and distributing the food to these families. Any money donated locally will be spent locally -https://feedingbritain.org/donations/donate-to-feeding-coventry/





The Mission

Feeding Coventry is a small charity with big ambition: To create a food resilient city in Coventry where nobody goes hungry. We are committed to working with partners and local communities to tackle the root causes of hunger, build food security, provide low cost food to vulnerable groups and support people in crisis.


How we work

Feeding Coventry is a registered charity and part of the nationwide Feeding Britain pilot areas. We’re governed by a trustees board and supported by a regular steering group made up of partners from across the city. The Feeding Coventry steering group is chaired by Cllr. Faye Abbott, and receives project support from Tina Wukics, a local government officer.



Key things we have achieved :

  • Holiday Food and Fun Clubs across the city
  • Food Poverty Awareness Week
  • The design and launch of the Coventry Food Charter
  • Food Services Mapping Tool – an online tool which maps out food aid provision across Coventry
  • Supporting the turn your Change Into Action for rough sleepers in Coventry
  • Produced a Feeding Coventry leaflet, giving information about emergency food in Coventry over the Christmas and New Year period
  • A successful joint bid with Feeding Britain and Cheshire West for funds from the Big Lottery to establish a local Citizens’ Supermarket
  • The successful asset transfer from Coventry City Council of Foleshill Community Centre. The building has been part renovated and we are giving an asset back to everyone who lives in Foleshill for inclusive use
  • In March 2020 we opened Coventry’s first ‘Social Supermarket’, an innovative model for providing affordable, good quality food alongside local produce and goods and wraparound advice services


Take a look at Feeding Coventry's food charter and see small ways you can make a big difference.


  • Fight poverty: Support local and voluntary organisations engaged in the reduction of poverty. Join the campaign for the real national living wage and against other causes of food insecurity (like debt, welfare and housing related issues).

  • Sustainable food: Grow food in your garden, in community gardens, and public orchards. Do your best to consume food produced in your neighbourhood. Health: Support initiatives that help reduce inequalities in health by improving availability of healthy and nutritious food.

  • Reduce waste: Plan your meals in order to waste as little food as possible. Share with friends and neighbours. Donate to charity and food aid organisations or compost any you can't use.

  • Education: Participate or start up opportunities for sharing knowledge about growing and cooking food. Procurement/buying: Buy as much as possible from social enterprises and ethical businesses that source their food locally from small-scale local farmers.

  • Procurement/Buying: Buy as much as possible from social enterprises and ethical businesses that source their food locally from small scale local farmers.

What’s next

By the end of the project we want the community to take ownership of a discounted food scheme, a community café, school holiday hunger programmes, cooking programmes and vocational support, peer mentoring and free, confidential advice.




COVID-19 GUIDANCE:

Our Social Supermarket at Foleshill Community Centre remains open. We have introduced a one-way, outside, social distancing system to ensure the safety of our volunteers and our clients. If you would like to use the service, we are open Friday and Saturday 10am-12 noon.

We have also partnered with the Trussell Trust and will be operating our foodbank on a delivery only model. In order to use this service you must have a valid foodbank voucher. If you do not have a foodbank voucher, but are in need of support please contact 08085 834333. To find your nearest foodbank please visit. https://coventry.foodbank.org.uk/locations/

For more information on how to get emergency food during this time please visit Coventry City Council website - https://www.coventry.gov.uk/emergencyfoodnetwork

We are working with partners to distribute food to those families who are struggling through this period of uncertainty. We would welcome donations of any size to help fund buying and distributing the food to these families. Any money donated locally will be spent locally -https://feedingbritain.org/donations/donate-to-feeding-coventry/





The Mission

Feeding Coventry is a small charity with big ambition: To create a food resilient city in Coventry where nobody goes hungry. We are committed to working with partners and local communities to tackle the root causes of hunger, build food security, provide low cost food to vulnerable groups and support people in crisis.


How we work

Feeding Coventry is a registered charity and part of the nationwide Feeding Britain pilot areas. We’re governed by a trustees board and supported by a regular steering group made up of partners from across the city. The Feeding Coventry steering group is chaired by Cllr. Faye Abbott, and receives project support from Tina Wukics, a local government officer.



Key things we have achieved :

  • Holiday Food and Fun Clubs across the city
  • Food Poverty Awareness Week
  • The design and launch of the Coventry Food Charter
  • Food Services Mapping Tool – an online tool which maps out food aid provision across Coventry
  • Supporting the turn your Change Into Action for rough sleepers in Coventry
  • Produced a Feeding Coventry leaflet, giving information about emergency food in Coventry over the Christmas and New Year period
  • A successful joint bid with Feeding Britain and Cheshire West for funds from the Big Lottery to establish a local Citizens’ Supermarket
  • The successful asset transfer from Coventry City Council of Foleshill Community Centre. The building has been part renovated and we are giving an asset back to everyone who lives in Foleshill for inclusive use
  • In March 2020 we opened Coventry’s first ‘Social Supermarket’, an innovative model for providing affordable, good quality food alongside local produce and goods and wraparound advice services


Take a look at Feeding Coventry's food charter and see small ways you can make a big difference.


  • Fight poverty: Support local and voluntary organisations engaged in the reduction of poverty. Join the campaign for the real national living wage and against other causes of food insecurity (like debt, welfare and housing related issues).

  • Sustainable food: Grow food in your garden, in community gardens, and public orchards. Do your best to consume food produced in your neighbourhood. Health: Support initiatives that help reduce inequalities in health by improving availability of healthy and nutritious food.

  • Reduce waste: Plan your meals in order to waste as little food as possible. Share with friends and neighbours. Donate to charity and food aid organisations or compost any you can't use.

  • Education: Participate or start up opportunities for sharing knowledge about growing and cooking food. Procurement/buying: Buy as much as possible from social enterprises and ethical businesses that source their food locally from small-scale local farmers.

  • Procurement/Buying: Buy as much as possible from social enterprises and ethical businesses that source their food locally from small scale local farmers.

What’s next

By the end of the project we want the community to take ownership of a discounted food scheme, a community café, school holiday hunger programmes, cooking programmes and vocational support, peer mentoring and free, confidential advice.




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