Network for Change
In developing this project our discussions with stakeholders highlighted a strong appetite for a project that would support local organisations to ‘have a voice’ and feed in their experiences to public awareness raising and campaigning for preventative and dignified approaches to combating food insecurity. They also expressed the need for a project that would: build better local, regional and national connections; offer opportunities to share learning and best practice on prevention and dignified responses; and provide access to information about policy issues.
A Menu for Change will engage with organisations across Scotland to highlight existing good practice whilst supporting and building a network for change to challenge the drivers of food bank use and to call for socially just solutions to food insecurity.
The Project will:
- Engage with actors across Scotland to highlight, celebrate and stimulate good practice.
- Support knowledge and learning exchange.
- Support local voices to be heard at a regional and national level.
A Menu for Change will work intensively in three areas to support public and third sector actors to review and improve existing policy and practice to put cash, rights and dignity at the heart of the response.
A Menu for Change will undertake in-depth qualitative research with individuals experiencing food insecurity. The project will also create opportunities for emergency food aid providers to contribute data to improve knowledge and understanding.
We will use the learning and evidence from A Menu for Change to advocate for policy change to increase the focus on prevention, cash and rights based responses, and dignified access to food.