The Arun & Chichester Food Partnership was set up in November 2020 with the initial aims of alleviating the rising food poverty in the region and tackling its root causes. It has since broadened its reach to explore wider food systems issues, with a vision for:
No one to go hungry.
Everyone to have access to good quality food.
People to grow, share and learn together to create skilled, fulfilled and nourished communities.
A real commitment to reduce the environmental impact of food production, procurement, consumption and waste.
There are two part-time Development Officers hosted by Citizens Advice Arun & Chichester. You can contact Regi or Beth by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The partnership brings together voluntary and community sector organisations and local authorities. The group is currently chaired by Pam Bushby (Chichester District Council) and Jane Haskins (Clarion).
Past work has included bringing together local food provision projects to improve the sharing of resources and support, creating a directory and map of local services, and creating a cash-first leaflet supported by the Independent Food Aid Network.