Skip to navigation Skip to main content

Tackling Food Poverty

Students raising awareness of food poverty and supporting the local food bank


The Young Leaders wanted to raise awareness of food poverty due to the rise in people using food banks regularly. The Young Leaders cooked a hot meal of a starter, main and dessert for people who regularly visit the local food banks and organised a collection in school of non-perishable foods. Additionally there was a workshop on food poverty to educate their peers at school about it.


67 people received a hot meal at the food bank and the food collection provided food to over 40 families. At Plumstead Manor, 54 of the Young Leaders’ peers attended the workshop on food poverty.

Zahir (13) said “this project made me more aware of people who are less fortunate.”

Feedback from the CEO of Greenwich Foodbank limited, Alan Robinson: “On behalf of the Greenwich Foodbank I want to thank you, your staff and your pupils and their parents and guardians for the terrific support you have shown to us and those who we help”.

« 1 of 6 »


attended the food poverty workshop


people received a hot meal at the foodbank

Become a Young Leader or Young Ambassador

Are you aged 11-25 and living in London? Want to run activities for other young people in your area? Want to support your friends and community and make a positive difference? Contact us today and you could secure up to £500 funding to make your idea a reality.

Get Involved

About the Project

Peabody is funding 11-25 year olds to develop their own projects, trips and events for other young people in their local area.

Learn More