Based in Smethwick in the West Midlands, Brasshouse promotes social enterprise, social inclusion and real community action for local people.
In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic propelled the UK into an unprecedented crisis. Measures taken to stop the spread of the virus deepened an existing crisis and levels of food poverty started rising.
As hunger surged, the demand for local organisations to support vulnerable families in the UK through food projects such as community kitchens, food pantries and social supermarkets also increased.
Why is Action Against Hunger – an international humanitarian agency – supporting food projects in the UK?
Our vision is of a world free from hunger – a world in which all children and adults can access enough healthy and nutritious food with dignity.
To respond to urgent needs in the UK, we’ve supported local partners to maintain, scale up and set up community facilities in London, the West Midlands and Manchester.
These food services respond to local needs and ensure the most vulnerable families in some of the poorest regions can access a healthy and affordable diet with choice and dignity.