Edible Edinburgh is delighted to have received a grant from the ‘Food Power for Generation Covid’ initiative to ensure children and families have access to food during the coronavirus crisis. ‘Food Power for Generation Covid’ is delivered by Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming and Church Action on Poverty. This grant is funded by Soccer Aid for UNICEF UK. Edible Edinburgh are Food Power network members and support a coordinated approach to tackling food poverty in Edinburgh. The partnership’s Health working group focuses on creating fair and affordable access to sustainable food and ensuring people can use it to provide a fresh, healthy and nutritious diet. The Health working group is chaired by key partnership member, Edinburgh Community Food.
The ‘Food Power for Generation Covid’ grant will be used to deliver an Edible Edinburgh partnership project, facilitated by Edinburgh Community Food. The project will provide 420 households with two themed hampers celebrating December ‘Green Globe’ and January ‘Blue Planet’. Each nutritious hamper will provide a minimum of 14 meals (for a family of four), estimating a total of ~12,000 meals distributed and supported by locality hub partners across Edinburgh.