Exploring the potential of Local Food Hubs in deprived areas: Enhancing Knowledge Exchange for developing best practice guidelines.
This project aims to address one of the major social problems of contemporary British society, Food Poverty. The majority of organisations combating Food Poverty on the ground are small- scale social enterprises. These operate on shoestring budgets and have limited capability for innovation, evaluation and development. This research investigates into the social, health, economic, and environmental impact of Food Hubs in deprived areas.
The project aligns with developing networks of Local Food Hubs that aim to facilitate access to healthy affordable food in deprived urban spaces. This is a unique opportunity to foster relationships with, capacity-build and support such initiatives, while developing impactful research and knowledge exchange. Bringing together interdisciplinary academic expertise, along with organisations such as Sustainable Food Cities, the Food Research Collaboration and the Open Food Network (UK) to investigate the resilience of Food Hubs across the UK