This map is designed to help people in London who may find themselves in need of information about what food they or their families may be eligible to receive. The map is also to help staff in referral agencies to point people towards organisations which may be able to help them access food if they meet relevant eligibility criteria.
Emerging research shows that many people in the UK are finding it difficult to afford sufficient food to feed themselves and their families. An Ipsos Mori study conducted for the Greater London Authority, “Child Hunger in London: Understanding Food Poverty in the Capital” (July 2013) reveals for the first time the extent of food poverty and hunger in London.
The map forms part of a programme of work by the London Food Board to help improve food access in London, and is co-ordinated by Plan Zheroes, a citizens’ initiative led by Lotti Henley, who was a London Leader in 2011.
The London Food Board advises the Mayor of London on food issues in London and is chaired by Rosie Boycott. One of the current priorities of the London Food Board is to help provide a strategic lead for addressing food poverty in London – aiming for a Zero Hunger City, as outlined in the Mayor’s 2020 vision for London in June 2012