Groundwork East is the chair of the Luton Food Poverty Alliance (LFPA) and is running the awards to help collect donations for those in need and raise awareness of food poverty across the town. All donations will go to those who need it most, but your children can have fun at the same time! This project has been made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Communities Fund.
The LFPA is a group of individuals and organisations from across Luton, working together to help residents secure a healthy and sustainable diet. Members of the group aim to provide services, opportunities and guidance for those who would like to work towards a more secure and healthier diet for themselves and their families.
Groundwork is also running a number of community food growing hubs. The hubs support Luton residents to learn how to grow, harvest and cook with fresh produce. Fresh produce grown in the hubs is redistributed within the local community and used to enrich local food bank and crisis and destitution services and within local holiday hunger services, where children from low-income families will have the opportunity to grow, cook and eat fresh food as a part of structured holiday programmes. Our hubs provide the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and to contribute to supporting a healthier community across Luton.
There are a range of opportunities to get involved in, including;
- Joining in with gardening activities at our community food growing hubs.
- Taking part in family learning wild play activities.
- Taking part in the challenges for families to get involved in at home, where you can learn some new skills while working towards a range of awards and badges. This is a great way to spend some quality time together whilst helping feed families at risk of food poverty in Luton.
Groundwork has put together a range of resources and challenges to help you get involved with tackling food poverty and learning new skills. There are challenges for corporate groups, individuals and families. Once you complete an activity or challenge you will receive a certificate and badge. Please click on the box below which will take you to the challenge section.
For further details about our food hubs please contact Molly Rice on 01582 720147.