Tackling Food Poverty – Rochdale Borough Council
Posted on 6th October, 2020
Emergency community response and ongoing sustainable solution around food.
Rochdale is a borough with high levels of deprivation so those who suffered most during the pandemic were already at a disadvantage. The primary impacts of Covid-19 in the Rochdale borough were on food, poverty, social connection and digital exclusion. The Council identified cohorts of people who would be at increased risk from the impact of lockdown. The Council already had partnerships and multidisciplinary teams in place at a neighbourhood level. These teams had existing connections to the local community, voluntary and faith sectors which meant the Council’s response was formulated, established and up and running very swiftly.