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Trussell Trust Foodbank Use Remains at Record High   28th April 2016

The Trussell Trust has released it's yearly figures on foodbank usage, and unfortunately foodbank use continues to increase year upon year.  There is a 2% rise on last years figures when looking at foodbank use, with 1,109,309 emergency food packages being handed out in the last year to those in crisis...

 
Increasing numbers of children arriving to school too hungry, tired and anxious to learn   1st April 2016

According to a recent survey, nearly three-quarters of teachers have seen pupils coming to school hungry. Over a quarter of teachers surveyed stated that they had to step in and provide food for children, with more than half saying they had seen someone else in their schools do the same...

 
New foodbank opens to address 'ever growing need' in Cornwall   8th March 2016

A third foodbank has recently been set up in by the team at Helston and Lizard Foodbank, which is overseen by Mustard Seed (A Helston Charity). The new foodbank has opened in St Keverne and aims to address the "ever growing need" of people that are struggling to even eat...

 
Sainsbury's Ditches Multi-Buy Deals to Combat Food Waste   16th February 2016

Sainsbury’s becomes the first retailer to announce a huge promotional change – to scrap multi-buy promotions across all food retail outlets to help in the reduction of food waste! The supermarket giant will phase-out multi-buy and buy-one-get-one-free deals in August 2016 and will instead lower the regular prices of items...

 
FORCE-FED report released: Does the food system constrict healthy choices for typical British families?   21st January 2016

The new report released by ‘The Food Foundation’ takes a closer look at what a typical British family eats, and what influences their choice of what to eat and drink...

 
The FoodCycle Breadline Challenge begins!   16th November 2015

Today see’s the start of FoodCycle’s Breadline Challenge, over the next week those participating will live off a food and drink budget of just £2...

 
How to end Britains destructive addiction to food banks   10th November 2015

Two excellent examinations of food poverty have recently been published, one is on the national situation from a Fabian Society’s Commission on Food and Poverty; the other is focused on the state of food poverty affairs in London and is written by Sustain, a large alliance of NGOs working on food matters...

 
Holiday Hunger and Learning Lost   26th October 2015

Holiday Hunger and Learning Lost “For students on free school meals, what do they eat during the holidays?” A timely and thought-proving article...

 
Foodbank use on the rise in Cornwall!   8th October 2015

Pirate FM recently publicised the awful reality that foodbanks in some areas of west Cornwall currently have to give out nine thousand meals per month! The number of people using foodbanks in Camborne, Redruth and Pool is now on the rise and with winter and the cold weather that comes with soon approaching these numbers are sure to rise even further in the coming months...

 
How Should The Govermernment Tackle Food Waste: Feed The Manifesto   8th September 2015

Hubbub and Unilever would like you to join them in defining the future role that Government will play in cutting food waste within the UK.   They want your input to help shape an ambitious new Domestic Food Waste Manifesto, which will be presented at the political conferences later this autumn...

 
'Food banks storing up a health nightmare for the future' Government warned   8th September 2015

The number of people reliant on food banks and living in food poverty within the UK is ever growing, and the government has recently been warned that we are “storing up a health nightmare for the future” due to the lack of nutritional standards being met by food bank suppliers...

 
Britain is food waste capital of Europe   21st August 2015

It has been reported that Britain is currently the country in all of Europe that throws away most food waste. For each of our 64 million citizens we throw away the equivalent of a can of baked beans every single day...

 
Cutting food waste by 1/4 would mean there's enough for everyone   17th August 2015

The wastage of food products is one of the greatest challenges to food security, with 45% of all fruit and vegetables and 20% of meat being wasted. The UN has recently stated that if the amount of food wasted was reduced by just 25% it would be enough for all the malnourished people in the world to be fed...

 
A good breakfast goes a long way towards tackling child hunger   5th August 2015

Carmel McConnell writes in the Guardian this morning about how Magic Breakfast are making the case to the government that “we cannot afford the human and financial cost of hungry children” Magic Breakfast, which in term-time makes sure 17,500 children get a healthy school breakfast, aims to put the most compelling arguments to business leaders and to government policy makers, showing that we simply cannot afford the human and financial cost of child hunger at this present level...

 
Sign the Petition: End Food Waste in Europe   13th July 2015

Across Europe, over 80 million people live below the poverty line. Many people struggle to even feed their families and yet every supermarket in Europe throws away an average of more than 40kg of unsold food every day! Thanks to a huge petition on Change...

 
Food Poverty Hits Crisis Point In Camborne, Redruth and Pool   1st July 2015

The numbers of those living in food poverty has hit crisis point in the Camborne, Redruth and Pool area. According to Don Gardner, the area’s Foodbank manager, last week was one of the busiest weeks at the Foodbank since it opened...

 
Food charities braced for a busy summer as increasing numbers of children are set to go hungry   16th June 2015

All over Britain food based charities are bracing themselves for possibly the busiest summer they have had to deal with to date, as low wages, increased childcare costs and welfare reforms mean more children are at risk of going hungry...

 
£40K crowdfunding boost for Cornish community cooking   11th June 2015

The Cornwall Food Foundation has managed to raise over £40,000 for their new community cooking programme called FoodWorks; it took just four weeks through Crowdfunder to raise the money...

 
Press for change at the till: Junk Free Checkouts   10th June 2015

Angry at how unhealthy snacks and treats are placed to tempt you and your children at the supermarket checkout? The Junk Free Checkouts campaign challenges supermarkets and other retailers to act on long-running customer concern and permanently remove unhealthy snacks from all of their checkouts and queuing areas...

 
Tesco to give unsold food to charities   8th June 2015

In the last year Tesco has thrown away 55,400 tonnes of food, and out of this 30,000 tonnes could have been eaten. The foods thrown away most regularly are bakery goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, and convenience foods such as pre-packaged sandwiches and salads...

 
A guide to donating to foodbanks BY foodbanks   26th May 2015

One of the biggest reasons that many people don’t donate to foodbanks in the UK is because they are not sure how to go about it. How do you donate to a foodbank? What food should I donate? Do they only need food? Is there anything I can do to help other than donate? To help answer some of these questions HungerInLondon asked foodbanks all across Britain for their best advice on how to help out your local foodbank...

 
Judge 'takes pity' on tesco food bin thieves   13th May 2015

A judge has let off a couple who stole food that Tesco were throwing out saying “How are they expected to live?” The couple who are down on their luck and say they basically have no money were caught via CCTV when sorting through the out of date groceries at the back of a Tesco store to feed their family...

 
Food Revolution Day 2015   27th April 2015

ON THE 15th OF MAY FOOD REVOLUTION DAY IS FIGHTING TO PUT COMPULSORY PRACTICAL FOOD EDUCATION ON THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM. Food Revolution Day is a global campaign to make practical food education compulsory on the school curriculum...

 
Foodbank Use Tops One Million For First Time   22nd April 2015

The Trussell Trust has seen record numbers seek help from its foodbanks across the UK with more than 1 million people receiving three days emergency food in 2014/15, compared to around 900,000 last year...

 
Pendeen student puts on supper made up of items found in supermarket bins   13th April 2015

A university student from Pendeen has put on a supper evening with a menu made up of items found in shop bins. Through this event she hopes to raise awareness of the amount of food wasted by supermarkets and greengrocers...

 
Food and Cornwall Foodbank Report   8th April 2015

Foodbanks are a valuable and often essential resource for people in times of crisis, but they could also be an opportunity to reach out to this vulnerable group and support them to maximise their capabilities, ensure a healthy standard of living, and help to prevent ill-health...

 
Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers - Buying a more nutritious diet   18th March 2015

 An article in Guardian today discusses a new scheme that has been set up to enable families on low income to increase the amount and variety of fruits and vegetables in their diet...

 
Food and Poverty: A Recipe for Inequality   17th March 2015

The Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty has gathered evidence on how the UK’s food system serves those on low incomes, and to what extent it contributes to poverty in the UK...

 
Food and Cornwall in the Society for Social Medicine Newsletter   4th March 2015

The Society of Social Medicine newsletter has an on-going feature that showcases the work of Public Health teams around the country; this month’s issue focuses on the South West...

 
40 Pence for 40 Days: Help Feed People in Crisis this Lent   16th February 2015

'The foodbank has literally been a life saver… things are looking up now and that’s in no small part thanks to The Trussell Trust’ – Bryan, Wadebridge 13 million people live below the poverty line and 1 in 5 mums regularly skip meals to feed their children in the UK...

 
Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change: Have Fun and Eat Well on a Budget   15th February 2015

People can meet and cook healthy meals for just £1 through an initiative set up by the EU-funded Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change. At the Bodmin Community Diner, at St Mary's Parish Centre on Fridays between 12...

 
Feeding Britain Report   8th December 2014

This Inquiry was set up by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger and Food Poverty in April 2014. Their report 'Feeding Britain' was published today highlighting 77 recommendations to help tackle the wide ranging issue of food poverty in Britain...

 
Eat Well, Spend Less Booklet updated   11th November 2014

Eat Well, Spend Less Booklet updated The superb booklet 'Eat Well, Spend Less' booklet has been updated offering top tips, recipes and weekly meal planners to make your money go further...

 
Food Poverty in Cornwall Highlighted on the BBC   11th November 2014

Food Poverty in Cornwall Highlighted on the BBC On the BBC Inside Out programme on Monday 10th November - Food Poverty in Cornwall was highlighted in a powerful film...

 
SuperChef Sanjay Scoops Scolly Award   11th November 2014

SuperChef Sanjay Scoops Scolly Award He's done it again! Food and Cornwall superchef and #foodactivist Sanjay Kumar scooped a Cornwall Healthy Schools Programme Skolyow Yagh Kernow ('Scolly') Award for his outstanding work in bringing the Food and Cornwall message to school communities throughout Cornwall...

 
SuperChef Sanjay Scoops Scolly Award   11th November 2014

He's done it again! Food and Cornwall superchef and #foodactivist Sanjay Kumar scooped a Cornwall Healthy Schools Programme Skolyow Yagh Kernow ('Scolly') Award for his outstanding work in bringing the Food and Cornwall message to school communities throughout Cornwall...

 
Bishop Tim opens the DCFA centre in Lostwithiel   13th October 2014

"Many Cornish people in Food Poverty..." The Right Reverend Tim Thornton was speaking at the opening of a new Devon and Cornwall Food Association (DCFA) centre in Lostwithiel...

 
Is healthy food too expensive?   11th October 2014

Is healthy food too expensive? - video We're constantly bombarded with warnings about eating healthily - but new research shows that healthy foods are three times more expensive per calorie than junk options...

 
FREE Food in Education Event for Schools   3rd October 2014

The wonderful school catering manager, school cook and all round brilliant #foodactivist Jo Wotton, from The Saint's Way Academy Trust has brought together a fabulous FREE Food in Education Conference for schools on Friday 17th October 2014 (9...

 
Sardines, Sanjay and the BBC World Service   3rd October 2014

Championing the Sardine! Sanjay's been on the BBC World Service Outlook programme...   Chef Sanjay Kumar’s story takes him from Kolkata to Cornwall in south-west England – via the kitchens of the King of Saudi Arabia...

 
We love this film of kids at...   22nd September 2014

We love love this film of kids at...  Ben Jonson Primary School in Tower Hamlets talking about how their harvest festival is going to support the local foodbank and why they think it is important to do so...

 
Eden's Rising Star campaign   4th September 2014

Eden are delighted to have launched their Rising Star campaign, looking for the budding chefs of the future.  For more Information Click Here

 
‘Eat Well’ by royal appointment!   3rd September 2014

‘Eat Well’ by royal appointment!   Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have been in Cornwall, and visited Fifteen, speaking with Sanjay Kumar, celebrity chef...

 
10.5% of working parents skip meals to pay rent   28th August 2014

The charity ‘Shelter’ has stated that research shows 10.5% of working parents in England skip meals to pay rent, they also found that 37% cut back on buying food and 13% put off buying new shoes for their children to meet housing costs...

 
Inglorious Fruit and Veg   27th August 2014

You know all those perfectly edible, tasty fruits and vegetables, discarded for their not-so-perfect appearance? Now we’re finally starting to see a rise in initiatives combatting this shameful waste...

 
Food Poverty Rise: Malnutrition Warning   26th August 2014

There is a rise in people suffering from malnutrition as a result of worsening food poverty, experts have warned. Conditions linked to malnutrition, such as rickets, are becoming much more apparent because people are struggling to afford quality food in their diet...

 
My Edible Classroom   22nd August 2014

Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York’s deprived South Bronx district, this is where he began a pioneering project to farm plants and vegetables indoors at the High School at which he worked...

 
The Real Junk Food Project   21st August 2014

The Real Junk Food Project C.I.C Ltd is a self-sustainable Community Interest Company that aims to abolish all food waste produce, feeding those that are food insecure in the process with a concept we think is brilliant! On Monday 16th December 2013 they opened the UK’s first Pay-As-You-Feel café in Armley Town Street, Leeds, UK...

 
Zero Waste Week 1st-7th September 2014   19th August 2014

Zero Waste Week is an opportunity for you to help reduce the amount of landfill waste & save money.  Currently in its seventh year, the week runs from the 1st to the 7th September 2014...

 
FREE Organic Horticulture Training   31st July 2014

Organic Horticulture Level 1 Course: Understanding Organic Horticulture and Cultivating Herbs Want to learn how to... • control weeds • propagate plants • grow and care for plants from seed • understand organic soil management techniques • organic crop protection techniques • develop an understanding of organic and conventional growing systems • herb cultivation? Then this course is for you...

 
Jamies Kitchen Garden Project - Schools invited to join   18th July 2014

In September 2014 Jamie Oliver's Kitchen Garden Project will be launching a brand new digital resource hub and online community to meet the needs of the new compulsory food education curriculum in England...

 
Rise In Food Based Thefts As People Are 'Stealing To Eat'   10th July 2014

Shoplifting of food in Devon and Cornwall rose by almost a third last year – fuelling concerns that people struggling with their finances are “stealing to eat”...

 
Casserole Club: Home cooked food made by neighbours...for neighbours   8th July 2014

The Casserole Club is a project that connects people who like to cook and are happy to share an extra portion of a delicious home cooked meal, with other neighbours living close by who could really benefit from a hot cooked meal...

 
The Governments overall objective should be simple: zero hunger   5th July 2014

Last month the Trussell Trust, the UK’s largest food bank network, published its annual data. The results were alarming, but sadly, not surprising...

 
Director of the Faculty of Public Health "we must close the gap between rich and poor"   4th July 2014

Asked to identify the country's biggest public health challenges John Ashton, the president of the UK Faculty of Public Health, does not cite obesity, smoking or alcohol...

 
Invisible Underachievers - Why pupils with free school meals trail behind their peers   4th July 2014

A report recently published by the Fisher Family Trust, reveals that pupils receiving free school meals for one year achieve a D-grade average at GCSE - lower than the C-grade average...

 
Cornwall Food: South West School Meals Solution   26th June 2014

Cornwall Food prepare nutritionally balanced and appealing school lunches and deliver them direct to your school allowing you full control of where, when and how you serve the meals...

 
Director of Public Health's Annual Report   23rd June 2014

The 2013 Director of Public Health’s Annual Report has just been published and there is a section on Food and Cornwall...  This year’s Annual Report takes the customary look back at the previous year’s activity and identifies key opportunities and challenges around improving the health and wellbeing of our local population and reducing inequalities...

 
Food and Cornwall at the APPG Inquiry into Food Poverty   18th June 2014

Food and Cornwall at the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty 20th June  Food and Cornwall is giving evidence at the APPG Food Poverty Inquiry Event in Cornwall on 20th June 2014 Read more about the session on the Inquiry webpage 

 
Magic Breakfast receives new funding to support schools with no existing breakfast club   13th June 2014

Magic Breakfast is a charity with one aim: to make sure that no child starts the school day too hungry to learn, by giving every child access to a healthy breakfast...

 
Still Walking the Breadline: Urgent funding appeal   10th June 2014

“It was a shock to realise I had to use the food bank. It gets me down that I can’t support my own family and my kids are missing out on things...

 
Emerging Evidence behind growth in Foodbacks from the APPG Food Poverty Inquiry   18th May 2014

  See more in this article from the Observer Newspaper   

 
Our Sanjay's in the News!   8th May 2014

FAC in the News! Hotel head chef helps older people to eat more healthily A new idea is being trialled in Cornwall to help older people improve their health and wellbeing by using food as medicine...

 
All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty in Britain   1st May 2014

The All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty in Britain is now taking evidence on the extent and causes of hunger in Britain, the scope of provision to alleviate it and a comparison with other Western countries...