A better Medway
Published: Wednesday, 17th November 2021

We're working with a number of local businesses and charitable organisations to promote healthier eating and to reduce food poverty across Medway.

The Medway Food Partnership brings together a wide range of partners including businesses, charities and public sector partners to help residents across Medway access healthy food and to provide skills and education to help them live heathier lives.

On Monday, 8 November, the Medway Food Partnership held an official launch event at Lordswood Leisure Centre to thank partners for their tireless hard work supporting residents throughout the Coronavirus pandemic and to showcase the continued support that is in place to ensure no-one in Medway goes without food.

Over the summer the organisations in the partnership including the Medway Foodbank, Gillingham Street Angels, the Nigerian Community Association Kent and Medway and Fareshare Kent provided more than 20,000 food parcels to residents across Medway.

Ensuring no-one in Medway goes hungry

Cllr David Brake, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder covering Public Health, said: “Helping residents access good quality, healthy food, is at the very heart of the Medway Food Partnership and I am pleased that we are working with partners to ensure that no-one in Medway goes hungry. During the pandemic it was inspiring to see all of our partners coming together to support those in need and I would like to thank the Medway Food Partnership for all they have done, and continue to do, to support residents in need.”

To find out more about the Medway Food Partnership, and to get involved, email foodpartnership@medway.gov.uk.

We also offer a range of sessions for residents of all ages to find out more about healthy eating and to try their hand at creating healthier meals. This includes the Little Chefs, Tri cookery, Food adventures, adult cookery and MedwayGo, the school holiday activities and food programme. These sessions support our aspiration to become a Child-Friendly City, putting children and young people at the heart of everything we do.

Find out more about the sessions and MedwayGo

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