Support Coventry Food Network.
Feeding Coventry with the Coventry Food Network has a big ambition: to create a food resilience city in Coventry where nobody goes hungry. We are committed to working together with local communities to tackle the root causes of hunger, build food security, provide low cost food to vulnerable groups and support people in crisis.
The Coventry Food Network is a partnership of statutory, voluntary and private organisations who are all working together to support residents in Coventry. This partnership has been able to reach out into the community to offer practical food support and advice to those in need – making a real difference to those who are struggling and who have found themselves in difficult or challenging circumstances
The food network supports the work of 9 Social Supermarkets in Coventry. These food hubs are set up in the most deprived wards in Coventry, are all charities and operated by: Feeding Coventry, Moat House Community Trust, Cheylesmore Food Hub, Canley Community Centre, Willenhall Forum, Carriers Of Hope, Stoke Heath Community Centre and Stoke Aldermoor Community Association. What’s a Social Supermarket?
These hubs provide not just food, but offer a friendly face to individuals and families, who have requested help or been referred to them for support. Each family or member pays £4 for a choice of at least £20 worth of ambient and fresh food goods each week. As part of their membership, they commit to 1 hour of volunteering for each parcel received. The food hubs are run by members for members. Members also get access to other social activities, advice and training opportunities at these community spaces. All the food hubs are volunteer run and rely on donations to keep their essential projects running.
Feeding Coventry are supporting The Food Network partnership by applying for funds to bulk purchase food and distributing this across the partnership.
From April 2020 – October 2020 the food hubs have distributed: · 9,286
food parcels· 6,500
breakfast and activity packs during their Summer Holiday Breakfast Club scheme· 1,500
alternative free school meal parcels between April – July 2020.
A list of hub locations, referral roots and an interactive map for each food hub can be found here. Why we need your help
The operation of the Food Hubs relies on volunteers, surplus food and donations. To continue to provide the level of support and meet the increasing demand throughout the city we need your help. No matter how big or small, a donation to the food hub will ensure that these projects can continue. A Food Hub subsidised parcel for a family costs £12. All the funds raised on this page will help pay for food and essential items, and will be distributed across our 9 social supermarkets.Other ways to get involved
We also need help with sorting, packing and delivering food to some of Coventry’s most vulnerable citizens. If you are interested in volunteering or donating food to any of the Food Hubs please use the link here
to contact your chosen hub. If you know someone who needs help accessing food or support please visit Coventry City Council’s
website for more information and support.