Jubilee Food Network

Jubilee Food Network

We want everyone in Sandwell to be able to access good food, but we recognise that no single organisation can achieve this alone. Sandwell has a rich history of excellent public health research and policy and, building on this work, we saw the need for a multi-agency food network.

The Jubilee Food Network was launched in February 2017, with an invitation to join for anyone and everyone we knew who was working to improve access to good food in Sandwell. Key partners emerged: SMBC Public Health, SCVO, Ideal for All and Sandwell Churches’ Link.

We are delighted to have received financial support from the ‘Food Power’* programme, which provides financial support to tackle food poverty in local communities.

The Jubilee Food Network now has over 50 members (and rising) from a wide range of statutory, voluntary, and faith organisations. Work includes three horticulture gardens, a community orchard, holiday lunch clubs, food banks, shopping and cooking classes, and community meals.

Sandwell’s Food Power Action Plan was written, with the involvement of experts by experience, and published and circulated in March 2019. You can read a copy of the plan here: Sandwell Food Power Action Plan (sustainweb.org)

For further information, or if you’d like to join the Network, please contact James Lynch at Sandwell Churches’ Link: james@sandwellchurcheslink.org.uk

(*‘Food Power’ is delivered by Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, and Church Action on Poverty, and is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.)