Launch of Hackney Food Poverty Alliance + Food Poverty Development Worker job opportunity

Hackney Food Poverty Alliance (HFPA) was formed at an initial meeting in October 2018 to support and co-ordinate the collective work of voluntary, community, private and statutory organisations and local people working to tackle food poverty in Hackney.  The HFPA was initiated by and is a sub-group of the Hackney Food Partnership.

In 2019 the HFPA has a specific role in overseeing the development of a Food Poverty Action Plan and the piloting of some ‘test and learn’ early interventions, with financial support from Food Power and Hackney Council. 

The Action Plan will build on and compliment Hackney Council’s emerging Poverty Reduction Strategy that uses a co-production and whole system approach to understand and address the barriers, needs and priorities of different vulnerable communities. 


To reduce food poverty in Hackney by both mitigating its impacts and addressing the underlying causes

HFPA Objectives

  1. Better understand the causes and consequences of food poverty in Hackney and use to create lasting local solutions
  2. Empower those with the lived experience to contribute to the analysis, design and delivery of HFPA actions, as equals
  3. Map existing food poverty actions, information and resources, and identify gaps
  4. Improve sharing of information, learning and best practice and strengthen co-ordination between partners
  5. Develop and deliver an inclusive, cross-sectoral Food Poverty Action Plan

HFPA Membership

HFPA is open to any organisation with a role to play in tackling food poverty in Hackney.  Current confirmed membership:

  • Alexander Rose Charity
  • Bags of Taste
  • Cordwainers Grow
  • East London Age UK
  • Family Action
  • Garden Organic
  • Hackney Citizen’s Advice Bureau
  • Hackney CVS
  • Hackney Food Bank
  • Hackney Food Partnership
  • Hackney Migrants Centre
  • Made in Hackney
  • Manor House Development Trust
  • Policy and Partnerships, Hackney Council
  • Public Health, Hackney Council
  • Shoreditch Trust
  • St Mary Stoke Newington
  • The Learning Trust
  • Young Hackney, Health and Wellbeing Team
  • Wentworth Nursery School and Children’s Centre

For more info: contact

A Food Poverty Development Worker is now required to work with Hackney Food Partnership, Hackney Council and Hackney Food Poverty Alliance to develop a Food Poverty Action Plan for Hackney, on a fixed term contract of 38 days. 

Download the job description here:  Food Poverty Development Worker job description

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 26th February 2019


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