New research from the consumer watchdog Which? shows that increasing numbers of households are struggling with the financial impact of the rising cost of living. The research shows an estimated 12.4 million households have had to cut back on essentials to make ends meet – for example by buying fewer groceries, medicines and school supplies and reducing their energy, water and telephone usage.
In response to this crisis, Good Food Oxfordshire are launching a #FoodSupportOxfordshire campaign, to help increase awareness of the crisis, to share tips and resources for eating on a budget, to promote and signpost where to find affordable and nutritious food and to share wider campaigns which call for change.
To start we would like to highlight some links to existing resources:
Find your local community food service on our Food Services Map
Get help and advice on accessing the Healthy Start scheme to buy food and milk
Cooking toolkits and a helpful handbook for anyone teaching cooking skills
Growing advice from Harvest @ Home
Our Food Insecurity Toolkit to learn how to support people experiencing food poverty.
Coming soon: a series of information and training videos.
The difference between Food Banks, Community Larders and Fridges
Accessing a Food Bank
Food Poverty Training
Healthy Start Training
We will be using the hashtag #FoodSupportOxfordshire across our social media channels to help promote these resources and to share useful information to our followers and across our networks. Please do share our posts to help spread useful information and resources to those who need it, and remember to include #FoodSupportOxfordshire.