New campaign launched to fight food insecurity
2nd February 2024
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Food injustice in Birmingham is among the most acute in the UK with 19,000 people going to a city foodbank while more than 70,000 children in Birmingham not having enough to eat.

The Food Justice Network supports and campaigns for those experiencing food insecurity in the city.

All of the money raised from Brum Bites Back will directly fund bulk purchases which can then be shared. The charity also has a  dedicated webpage and collection site, with information including how to get involved, recipe ideas, hosting guides and social assets.

Firms are encouraged to host a meal for colleagues and contribute to Brum Bites Back. FJN are also on the lookout for businesses to be Brum Bites Back partners.

Hospitality businesses are encouraged to host a Brum Bites Back evening with a set menu and a donation included.

Donations can be made on the Just Giving site by clicking here. Alternatively, firms are encouraged to take part in volunteering opportunities. Click here for more information and download the volunteering form here

Head of food at The Active Wellbeing Society Vicky Hemming said: “We turn surplus food into 2,000 nutritious meals a month. All the food work we do is based on it being nutritious and accessible to those people who need it the most.”

The Food Justice Network began in the pandemic when demand created a need for individual voluntary groups to come together to tackle food insecurity. It delivers vital support to, and campaigns for, some of the West Midlands’ most disadvantaged citizens. The Active Wellbeing Society has supported the FJN since its inception and maintains a role as facilitator and advocate.


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