Food Security Programme
Between 2019 and 2021, the Corona Virus pandemic brought a lot of hardship upon vulnerable, poor and marginalized populations in Birmingham and the West Midlands. The growth in number of people unable to access food was a call to action for Inner City life to address food insecurity in local communities in Birmingham.
Our ‘Help to Heal’ intervention, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, was essentially an extension and rollout of the previous work we had done on providing food to those without food. We were not only able to maintain existing services, but also offer additional support to more beneficiaries.
Inner City Life is actively working to end hunger in Birmingham and the West Midlands through the following interventions:
Our Foodbanks are located in:
1. Hockley, Birmingham
2. Edgbaston, Birmingham
3. Acocks Green, Birmingham
4. Digbeth Birmingham
5. Dudley, Birmingham
Food bank service
Through our project IC Food bank, we implement well being interventions that address food insecurity. Since 2020, over 2000 people have benefitted from our emergency foodbank. We aim to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Birmingham by providing free food parcels. We have implemented a food security project IC food Thursday where we deliver free food parcels (every Thursday 3 pm – 5 pm ) to the local children and families who are suffering from the cost of the living crisis.