Newham Food Security Strategy

Young People and Food Security Strategy

The Young People and Food Security initiative is part of a series of actions to address poverty and inequality by Newham Council. It is underpinned by our Community Wealth Building, Inclusive Economy and Towards a Better Newham strategies.

Building on a raft of measures put in place to support Newham children and families during the Covid-19 pandemic, valued at over £6million to date, the initiative is addressing the impact of food insecurity facing young people in the borough, including holiday hunger.

“By putting health and wellbeing at the heart of our Towards a Better Newham recovery plan, and our primary measure of economic success, we are driving an agenda that will ensure everyone in Newham is food secure. In the 21st Century, no one in the Newham or the UK should be going hungry – and I am determined that at the Council and as a community, we play our part.”

Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz, Cllr Sarah Ruiz (Cabinet Member- Education and Children Social Care) and Cllr Zulfiqar Ali (Cabinet Member- Health and Adult Social Care)