We are sourcing, cooking and distributing food to those in need during this time of crisis.
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Edinburgh Food Social
On 16th March 2020, Edinburgh Food Social called out to industry partners and friends and Food for Good Coalition was born.
Food for Good is a collective of food industry professionals working together to support and enhance the emergency provision of food resources during the Covid-19 pandemic.
● Provide a buffer for existing public & community food organisations working on the front-line by safely preparing, storing and distributing meals that can be accessed in times of urgency;
● Serve those in need that may fall through the gaps of existing services due to the sudden increase in demand
● Provide food for existing distribution networks and local groups to minimise and prevent the spread of Coronavirus, utilising Central Kitchens with rigorous food hygiene standards.
● Ensure that people are supported in a dignified manner
● Provide a destination and distribution hub for surplus food that would otherwise be wasted
● Provide direction and resource to the creative & compassionate food workers whose talents would otherwise go wasted
● Signpost organisations and individuals to appropriate services and information to ensure a safe, effective and cohesive response to the situation at hand.
Even in times of global challenge, we maintain that no one should fall through the cracks.
Good food should be available to all.
Though it is paramount that we all take the NHS recommended precautions, no one should feel isolated from nourishment.
Strategic Overview – Four Tiers of Distribution
Tier One: Supporting Partner Organisations
We will work directly with key partner distribution organisations to supply prepared meals by prior arrangement or as urgency requires.
Tier Two: Local / Community Drop-offs
We will identify and contact local / community aid organisers to provide food aid to those most vulnerable and to prevent people falling through the gaps of existing service provision. This could be local community groups, ‘street level coordinators’, etc: anyone who understands the need in their local area and is able to distribute food door to door from a drop off point. Examples of our current partnerships include: Helping Hands, Heavy Sound CIC & Multi-Cultural Family Base as well as developing links with NHS-24 and City of Edinburgh Council.
Tier Three: Emergency Door to Door Distribution & Signposting
Emergency ‘one off’ distribution for individual households. We will use existing knowledge and contacts to join the dots between organisations and individuals, and signpost to other services as appropriate, alongside the door to door service to ensure that no one is left hungry.
Tier Four: Regular, Door to Door Food Delivery
We offer safe, nutritious food to those who are in more regular need of ready to heat food. We keep in touch with people regularly to see how they are and whether or not they need to alter the provision moving forward, whether it be to have more or less food, depending on how they feel.