Stories from the front line of food poverty by the Food Foundation ambassadors.

Share

Right2Food

Holiday Activities and Food Programme
This week, Beth, one of the Food Foundation's teenage ambassadors, takes us back to the heady days of summer when holiday activity programmes funded by the Government gave so many kids a chance to get at least one good meal a day. A host of parents, teachers and play scheme leaders explain why it's vital that the Holiday Activities and Food Programme continues to support families in need. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Valley Fest
Join Asha and the Food Foundation's young food advocates as they camp out for a weekend of growth, learning and creativity at Valley Fest in Somerset. As they develop their understanding of food system transformation and their advocacy and campaigning skills in a fun and engaging environment, they're inspired by business leaders, campaigners, politicians, and policy makers, as well as young food advocates, activists, artists and entrepreneurs.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Special - National Food Strategy Youth Consultation
The Food Foundation spoke to 426 young people across the country in September and October 2020 to find out their views and priorities for the future of food in Britain.   Twenty of those young people joined together on Zoom to dive deeper into food systems and refine their ideas and priorities. They then presented their policy proposals to invited decision makers. The report and their recommendations fed directly into the National Food Strategy.  In the second episode, our group of twenty debate some tough food issues, before preparing and presenting their policy proposals to invited guests from government, business and the National Food Strategy team. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Special - National Food Strategy Youth Consultation
The Food Foundation spoke to 426 young people across the country in September and October 2020 to find out their views and priorities for the future of food in Britain. Twenty of those young people joined together on Zoom to dive deeper into food systems and refine their ideas and priorities. They then presented their policy proposals to invited decision makers. The report and their recommendations fed directly into the National Food Strategy. In this first episode, our group of twenty explore what it means to be a citizen and an advocate, they explore what a food system looks like for different products and they consider the problems, causes and solutions of food system issues and how they interact. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Actions4Change
Sixteen-year-old food activist, Saffron Stedall introduces us to some of the young campaigners behind a global youth movement called Act4Food Act4Change. She hears their stories and why they're taking their Actions4Change, the first ever list of asks of governments and businesses all over the world need in order to transform our broken food system to the UN Food Systems Summit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Messaging For Good
Ever wondered if advertising healthy food to kids on TV could change the way they snack? In the final episode in the series, Gilly Smith is joined by Abbie ParkesHolden and Charlie Thurloe, two of the young people helping the Food Foundation to find fresh new ideas to change the food system, look at some extraordinary examples of positive messaging that could reduce obesity. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Unravelling The Food Chain
This week Gilly Smith is joined by Subhan Shan, one of 426 young people who the Food Foundation consulted to find fresh new policy ideas for the National Food Strategy. They explore the ways in which we have to count the carbon footprint of our current food system and how we begin to start looking for solutions. And... they find the answer! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Rise of the Food Club
In a special collaboration with the delicious. podcast for delicious. magazine, Gilly Smith introduces us to a group of young people, some of whom have experienced first-hand food poverty, to explore how to make the food system fairer. All four episodes of the delicious. podcast have been produced in partnership with the Food Foundation and the Right2Food podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Influencers
In a special collaboration with the delicious. podcast for delicious. magazine, Gilly Smith introduces us to a group of young people, some of whom have experienced first-hand food poverty, to explore how to make the food system fairer. All four episodes of the delicious. podcast have been produced in partnership with the Food Foundation and the Right2Food podcast. In this episode, listen to Dame Emma Thompson, Marcus Rashford and a host of young ambassadors discussing the issues of food poverty, and the ways in which people, no matter their status, can make their voice be heard. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rice, peas and plantain
When refugees and migrants were plunged into food insecurity at the start of the pandemic, losing zero hour contracts and part time jobs, Brighton’s Minority Ethnic Community Partnership (BMECP) became much more than a food bank with its culturally appropriate foods and friendship.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ital: Rasta food and friendship for Lambeth's poorest families
Sister Marcia and Sister Stella of the Rastafari Movement UK are proud to be able to use their Rasta creed to feed the most vulnerable in their community in South London. By gathering surplus organic fruit and veg from their members’ allotments, they deliver ital, the rasta word for nutrition, to those who can barely afford to feed their families throughout the pandemic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our Kitchen on the Isle of Thanet
Sixty nine-year-old food campaigner, Sharon Goodyer shows us how her private members' food club in Margate could radically change the food system and enable the poorest to afford to cook and eat healthy, delicious food every day of the week.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Bristol Food Club
This week the Food Foundation's food ambassadors Dev and Asha report from Bristol on the weekly food club which brings early years education and food surplus together to provide local families with quality food boxes and a community that cares about what we eat. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Cook It!
This week The Food Foundation's young ambassadors Shane and Anna report from Portadown and the summer Cook It course, a 4-week cookery programme which supports members of immigrant communities and kids on free school meals.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Evelyn Community Store
This week, Food Foundation's ambassadors Rabiya and Saffy tell the story of The Evelyn Community store in Lewisham and hear from three single parents and their children who have found a lifeline in this local community centre. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lockdown Life
Jani, Beth and Jacob are among the Food Foundation young ambassadors reporting from the front line of food poverty. Here they tell how COVID-19 has affected the most vulnerable groups in British society, from access to food and free school meal vouchers to the threat of holiday hunger and food insecurity for thousands of children this summer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Right2Food: The Pilot
An introduction to some of the Food Foundation ambassadors on the series ahead See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.