Food Poverty Action Plans

Food poverty is the inability of individuals and households to obtain an adequate and nutritious diet. In London, more than 2.3 million Londoners live below the poverty line and 33% of adults have skipped meals to save money so that their children can eat.


To help all Londoners access healthy, affordable food the London Food Programme has worked in partnership with Sustain to support ten London boroughs to develop Food Poverty Action Plans:

  • Food Poverty Action Plans are a great way for boroughs to work with local partners to create solutions to food poverty.
  • The plans directly address the Mayor’s ambition to tackle food poverty in the capital and reduce Londoners’ reliance on food banks. 
  • The programme is being delivered in partnership with Sustain’s London Food Poverty Campaign
  • The boroughs that have received support and funding to develop plans are: Enfield, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Croydon, Merton, Barnet, Islington, Kingston, Southwark and Waltham Forest.

The boroughs were selected to receive support after a competitive application process. Through the London Food Board’s sub-group, the Boroughs Food Group, they share their progress and learning with other boroughs. 



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