Demonstration Programme of Community Food Initiatives
- Demonstration Programme of Community Food Initiatives 2010–2012 Evaluation Executive Summary Report (PDF, 2MB)
Recent analysis has estimated that as many as one in 10 households on the island of Ireland are experiencing food poverty. This report provides a summary of the evaluation of a three year safefood funded programme, delivered by Healthy Food for All, of seven Community Food Initiatives based inareas of socio-economic deprivation across the island of Ireland.
This report highlights that the practical community-based approach is valuable and worthwhile. Within a supportive programme the CFIs grew and delivered a range of activities in their communitiesthat promoted the development of healthy food skills. It showed how, with a supportive networkfocussed on food, local communities can work together to develop solutions that will improve healthand tackle inequalities. Communities and individuals engaged with food and healthy eating in a waythat was meaningful and relevant.
It is intended that this report will help shape future Community Food Initiatives as well as influencing policy.