We empower people and organisations in Coventry to design strategies and deliver activities to end food poverty, build resilience and influence change. Our vision is a food resilient city where no one goes hungry.

Feeding Coventry is now an independent charity working towards a hunger-free Coventry by 2020 and the development of sustainable and just food policies. Feeding Coventry is made up of community organisers, academics, City Council representatives, and local business people. Since 2016, the group have been developing local projects designed to prevent and relieve hunger, and to support reforms at a national level to reduce the nation’s vulnerability to hunger.

Work Priorities

Feeding Coventry are focused on 5 key work priorities:

  1. Establishing wrap around support services in food projects
  2. Feeding children
  3. Supporting sustainable food policy and enterprises
  4. Social supermarkets
  5. Research and campaigns

Coventry Food Charter

Finalised in June 2017, this Charter sets out a vision for what we can do about food poverty if we work together. It recognises the need to deal with both emergency food crises and the development of a sustainable and secure food system. It also recognises the need to treat the ‘food issue’ as one consisting of many elements.

The Coventry Food Charter is the result of a process of consultation, discussion and consolidation that started in June 2016 and concluded in March 2017. The final version of the Charter therefore represents the culmination of a repeated dialogue between Coventry citizens, City Council members, food growers, academics, and representatives from the business and third sector, all geared to identifying five central pillars of a ‘food policy for all’.

10 Facts about Food Poverty in Coventry

In 2017 15,415 3-day emergency food parcels were given to people in crisis. Click here to learn 10 facts about food and poverty in Coventry.

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For more information about the pilot and ways to get involved please visit their website.

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