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Free school meals and Universal Credit in Wales – consultation response

Food Cardiff, in conjunction with Cardiff and Vale Local Public Health Team, has submitted a response to Welsh Government’s consultation on their proposal to change the eligibility criteria for free school meals under Universal Credit. We are extremely concerned that 55,000 children living in poverty in Wales will continue to miss out on a free […]

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“Our daily bread”: Young poets speak out to end UK Hunger

The Poetry Society, Oxfam, and End Hunger UK have developed an anthology of poetry written to address the mounting issue of food poverty in the UK. Nine poems, written by young people from across the UK, were submitted to a competition that formed a part of End Hunger UK’s touring of the Behind Closed Doors […]

160,000 Children in Wales too poor for a healthy diet, study finds

Findings strengthen calls for a national measurement of food insecurity and the need for further investigation into children’s access to healthy food in the UK New analysis “Affordability of the Eatwell Guide”  from independent think tank The Food Foundation finds that around 3.7 million children in the UK are part of families who earn less […]

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Dusty Knuckle Shortlisted for a National Sustainability Award… BUT they still need our help to win!

A Cardiff pizzeria which champions the ‘Slow Food’ ethos has been shortlisted for a national award which recognises exceptional commitment to sustainable practices. Dusty Knuckle restaurant in Canton has been shortlisted for the ‘people’s favourite’ award in the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s ‘Food Made Good Awards’ 2018.   Hundreds of sustainable eateries were nominated by members […]

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Food and Fun teaches young people about collaborative working and leadership

This week, Katie Palmer of Food Cardiff was invited to run a workshop for the UpRising programme in the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. UpRising is a UK-wide leadership development programme for young people, aged 16-25. The programme “provides routes to leadership and employment for 16-25 year olds who have talent, but lack opportunity. The […]

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Food Cardiff launches 5 year food security plan

Food Cardiff is proud to launch our 5 year strategy for tackling food insecurity in the Welsh capital. Entitled Building Resilience,  the plan was officially launched at the Food Power Conference which was held in Cardiff on the 27th of June. Being food secure means being sure of your ability to secure enough food of sufficient quality […]

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Food Cardiff hosts two UK conferences to change our approach to food

Last week, as the Welsh capital basked in sun, over 200 people from 62 UK cities and 42 food alliances gathered in Cardiff for two events designed to change our approach to food. The first was the Sustainable Food Cities conference.  Our approach to the entire food system is at the centre of some our […]

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Over 120 local leaders gather in Cardiff to find an exit from food poverty

On 27 June at Cardiff City Hall, Food Power will host a conference on how local food networks can tackle the root causes of food poverty. Including workshops and speakers representing 44 partnerships, the four UK nations, rural and urban communities, those working with younger and older people, the Food Power conference will bring together […]

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Cardiff Salad Garden – an example of a Sustainable Food City in action!

Sustainable Food Cities take a new approach to food in order to deal with some of today’s most critical social, environmental and economic challenges. A sustainable food city is a community-wide initiative that involves many organisations from local authorities, local health boards and trusts, shops, restaurants and other businesses, universities and the third sector. By […]

Pizza for the Kneady: Dusty Knuckle Donate Free Food to Local Soccer Aid Volunteers

On Sunday June 10th, whilst the people of Cardiff enjoyed a scorcher of a Sunday, the team from Canton restaurant Dusty Knuckle were hard at work.   After a full day of trading at the RSPCA’s Big Walkies Live event in Sophia Gardens, they rustled up thirty of their award-winning pizzas and donated them to the Cardiff […]