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Feeding Britain

It is an independent charity, established in 2015 by a group of cross-party MPs and peers (All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger) concerned about rising levels of hunger in the UK. Feeding Britain works in practical ways to combat hunger in towns, cities and counties around the UK, through its local Feeding Britain pilots. These are coalitions of local organisations -- charities, community groups, local authorities, social enterprises and others -- who come together to take joint action to help eliminate hunger and its root causes in their communities.

FareShare West Midlands

It is the regional centre of national charity, FareShare National. It redistributes surplus food to 151 organisations across West Midlands that work with people in need, from families on low income and older people at risk of isolation to those affected by homelessness and mental health issues.

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme)

 

It was set up in the UK in 2000 as a not-for-profit company to promote sustainable waste management. It became a registered charity in 2014. It works with an international network of partners, including governments, businesses, local authorities, trade associations and charities. It is the main organisation working on food waste prevention in the UK. 

Feeding Coventry

 

It is an independent charity working towards a hunger-free Coventry by 2020 and the development of sustainable and just food policies. It is composed of community organisers, academics from Coventry University and University of Warwick, Coventry City Council representatives, and local business people. Since 2016, the group has 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. Feeding Coventry is also a member of Feeding Britain.

Partnership for Coventry

It is a Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) for Coventry comprising of partners from the public, private, community and voluntary sectors. It aims at delivering positive change within Coventry and their current priority is described as “Growing the City and Tackling Poverty”.

Coventry Foodbank

It is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR), Coventry University, Ryton Gardens, Coventry CV8 3LG, United Kingdom

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