How to get involved – everyone can help!
Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector Organisations (VCFS)
As a VCFS organisation, you can sign up to training from the Social Welfare Alliance so that you know how to refer residents to a wide range of advice and support, from welfare rights to early help and family support. If your organisation can do more to support residents to access food in their local area, you can contact the Newham Food Alliance ([email protected])
As a resident, if you have an idea about a project that could help with food security in Newham, you can make a suggestion through our Community Assemblies. You can also volunteer to help with food security projects, many opportunities are shared via Active Newham.
If you are a food retailer in Newham, you can:
Register to take part in the Healthy Start Scheme
- Participate in the Healthier Catering Commitment London
- Sign up to the ReFill campaign
- Ensure that any surplus food you have is diverted to people in need, by partnering with a surplus-food organisation
As an employer, you can help tackle poverty by paying your workers the London Living Wage. You would be following the lead of West Ham United, the University of East London and the Union Hand-Roasted Coffee Company and others, to ensure a fair wage for your employees.