Derby County Community Trust are committed to supporting the local community during the ongoing cost of living crisis.
What is food insecurity?
"A lack of access to adequate, nutritious food in a socially acceptable way"
Food insecurity is a key driver of poor health and wellbeing outcomes across the life course and affects an estimated 8-10% of UK households. Over 11% of the Derbyshire population are likely to be food insecure *.
* Evidence Summary Food Insecurity Interventions, Derbyshire County Council
Setting the scene
- The Index of Multiple Deprivation shows 22 out 491 small areas in Derbyshire that fall within the most 10% deprived areas across Derbyshire.
- Derby's inflation rate in March 2023 continued to be higher than the national average at 10.9%
- There has been a well documented increase in food insecurity and use of food banks over the last few years, exacerbated by the covid-19 pandemic and now the cost of living pressures.
- Services in Derbyshire supporting those experiencing food insecurity are under considerable pressure from the current increased demand, increased fuel and other bills.
We are aiming to address the cost of living crisis in the city by supporting food poverty.
From December 2022 to May 2023, Derby County Community Trust served over 1000 meals to community groups and individuals most in need.
This Autumn/Winter we are again opening the doors of the Community Corner for a weekly community meal where families or individuals can drop in and receive a hot meal and drink in a warm, safe space.
We will also open as a donation hub where food items can be dropped off and will be delivered directly to Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance, who supported 40,000 people during 2022 including more than 17,000 children.
Your support will enable us to extend our reach and provide meals to more families and address food poverty in the city.