Food Banks

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5504
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many Food Banks will you be visiting, in your civic role, this Christmas?

Answer

Answer for Food Banks

Answer for Food Banks

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I know that food banks are doing a great deal of work serving people in their communities who are referred to their services, including over the festive period.

Rosie Boycott, who chairs the London Food Board, is working on a range of interventions to improve access to affordable food for vulnerable Londoners. Last Monday she was at the launch of London's first social supermarket, Community Shop in West Norwood, which I welcome, and which provides a wide range of affordable food to local people on low incomes, and a range of services to help them address issues which may be making it hard for them to access food.

I am also pleased that the excellent work on school breakfast clubs being done by Magic Breakfast is being broadened, including in one of our Flagship Food Boroughs, Lambeth.