Hackney Food Partnership

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Hackney Food Partnership

The Partnership (HFP) brings together groups and individuals to help create a more healthy and sustainable food system, and to encourage and support action on food issues throughout the borough. 

HFP will build on what is going well in Hackney, such as the many local food growing initiatives, and address a wider range of issues such as ethical, healthy and sustainable food procurement, promotion of local shops and markets, development of supportive planning policies, and food poverty. We will also be helping to ensure the borough moves up London Food Link's Good Food for London league table and improves on its poor showing in each of the last four years.

Click here to view the Hackney Food Charter, a summary of the Partnership's aims. 

Sign up to receive news and updates from HFP or email Hackney Food Partnership to tell us about your initiative and how you'd like to get involved.

See the events page for the dates and locations of HFP working group meetings. These are open to all and focus on developing the Partnership's strategy and implementing its action plan. 

HFP also organises public meetings on specific issues, and to explore new projects or areas of work. Your ideas for public meetings are welcome and HFP are interested in working with others to hold events.

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's Stoke Newington
  • The Learning Trust
  • Young Hackney, Health and Wellbeing Team
  • Wentworth Nursery School and Children’s Centre

For more information, contact mary@hackneyfood.org.uk

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: Final%20HFPA%20Dev%20Worker%20assignment%20details%206.2.19.docx

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 26th February 2019

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Food Events

(See also the Food and Food Growing homepage)

Local Organisations

Bags of Taste

The Castle Garden and Cafe

Cordwainers Grow

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

East London Food Access

Edible Forest Garden

Edible Landscapes London



Growing Communities

Hackney Allotment Society

Hackney City Farm

Hackney Fairtrade Group

Hackney Foodbank

Hackney Harvest

Hackney Herbal

Hackney Hop Growers

Hackney Permaculture

Hackney Tree Nursery and Forest Garden

Hackney Wick Food Assembly

Haggerston Food Assembly


Made In Hackney

Make Kit



The People's Kitchen

Robin Hood Garden

St Mary's Secret Garden

Social Kitchen


Toast Ale

Tree Musketeers

Other Organisations

Abundance Network

Capital Growth - London's food growing network

Casserole Club

Children's Food Trust

Community Food Growers Network

Eat Seasonably 

Eat the seasons



Food Climate Research Network

Food Ethics Council

Food for Life Partnership

Food Matters

Food Research Collaboration 

Food Systems Academy

Forage London

Honey Club

London Orchard Project

London Permaculture Network

Marine Stewardship Council


Plan Zheroes

Real Bread Campaign

Sugar Smart 

Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming

Sustainable Food Cities 

Sustainable Restaurant Association


This is Rubbish

Tristram Stuart on food waste

Urban Orchard Project

Zero Carbon Food


10 Principles to guide the transition to Sustainable Food Systems

A guide to Olla pots

A People's Food Policy: manifesto and tool for all to use

Building Local Food Systems: a Handbook

City and Hackney health and wellbeing profile (joint strategic needs assessment)

Collaboration between community food enterprise and the private sector & Case Studies

Community orchards: How to guide

CPRE local foods publications

Edible Geography and Food: An Atlas

Food entrepreneurship's role in the economy

Food Issues Census 2017 

Food waste facts from Feedback

Food waste infographic


GLA report on child hunger and food poverty

Good food for London - London Food Link

Growing Communities Patchwork Farms

Hackney Food Charter 

Healthier Catering Commitment

Household Food and Drink Waste Resource Listing (from WRAP)

Infographic on food waste

Is eating local good for the climate? Thinking beyond food miles


London National Park City campaign

Map of London’s breweries

Map of London food hygiene ratings

Meat Atlas

Modern Farmer

School Food Plan

SOAS Food Studies Centre

Sustainable seafood guide

Sustain's Jellied Eel magazine

UK Food Statistics Pocketbook 2016

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