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Leicester Food Bank Plus

Leicester Food Bank Plus

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In partnership with Feeding Britain and Feeding Leicester, Reaching People are delivering this exciting Big Lottery funded ‘Pathways Out of Poverty’ project.  Called ‘Leicester Food Bank Plus’, this project is one of four pilot projects across England and is providing information and advice to clients of four local community food projects: B-Inspired’s Braunstone Foodshare; the Christ the King Church’s foodbank; the Emerald Centre; and Mosaic Food Bank.  The project is funded for a two-year period and will be delivered until 31st March 2021.

The project aims to ensure that people accessing these emergency food services have on-site access to quality information, advice and case advocacy to support them to tackle the issues that made them vulnerable to hunger.

The project is:

  • Providing a weekly information and advice session, delivered by a professional advice worker, in each location.
  • Training community volunteers, who may have direct experience of food poverty and using emergency food services, to engage with clients, inform them about the information and advice service, and support clients to access the service.
  • Providing student placements to third year De Montfort University students as a learning and community engagement experience.
  • Developing national support networks with the other 3 pilot projects and the Child Poverty Action Group, to share learning, access peer support, and identify common issues and emerging trends.

If you’d like to know more, please contact Mary Collier, the project co-ordinator, at