Baby Food Redistribution ProjectRedistribution of baby food supplies which otherwise would have gone to waste.
Benefit of Food Provision
Food insecurity has been shown to have a negative impact on mental and physical health across a lifespan. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Foundation estimates that the number of adults facing food poverty has quadrupled. Providing food parcels has been a popular and effective community response to the increased demand for and pressure on community food support, particularly food banks. Community groups are well-placed to provide support to hard-to-reach groups and the clinically extremely vulnerable who are required to self-isolate. Their cultural understanding and local knowledge helps ensure provisions meet the needs of local residents.
Dina Pieri - buzz Neighbourhood Health Worker, Start Well Develop Well Team
Noah Mellor – buzz Neighbourhood Health Worker
Focussed Care Team
Longsight Sure Start Children’s Centre
Barnado’s Wythenshawe Children’s Centres
Manchester City Council Food Response Hub
Redistribution of baby food supplies which otherwise would have gone to waste.
Feedback from Iqra;
“I greatly appreciate the help your service has provided, with learning resources, as well as with food items.
The families that we work with have been hugely affected by the lockdown, in terms of loss/reduction in earning, isolation and health issues. The food parcel that families receive through food bank usually do not have baby food items. With your help we could fill that gap temporarily.
One family particularly, with four children including a baby, have been shielding due to health issues and were struggling to keep up with the grocery needs. I offered a major portion of baby puree food to them. They were very grateful for this interim support.”
Feedback from Jenny Cummings, Outreach Worker at Barnardo’s Wythenshawe Children’s Centre;
“Mum told me the foods went down well, also the products were not items she would buy due to her budget. If these food were to be distributed again she will be willing to have some. Mum is on benefits and sometimes struggles to make ends meet with five children. She’s a single mother and lives in a social housing in a deprived area of Manchester”
Families that were in need received food for their babies. Approximately 90 sachets of baby food were redistributed.
Iqra distributed to 4 families.
Ragen distributed to 4 families.
The baby food was delivered to the Food Response Hub and it was then distributed in food parcels.
Helping people live healthier lives
Increased mental wellbeing
Addressing health inequalities
Community ownership and long-term sustainability
Neighbourhood Health Worker, Start Well Develop Well Team South Locality
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