Healthy Food for All (HFfA) is an all-island initiative seeking to address food poverty by promoting access, availability and affordability of healthy food for low-income groups.
We have three main objectives:
- To support community and sectoral initiatives which promote availability of and access to healthy and affordable food for low-income groups, with a focus on community food initiatives and direct food provision, including school meals
- To develop an all-island learning network to identify best practice on promoting healthy food for low-income groups and to develop links with similar organisations in the UK and Europe
- To promote awareness of food poverty across all aspects of public policy, with a focus on availability, access and affordability of food.
Healthy Food for All is governed by a Board of Management. Healthy Food for All currently employs three members of staff.
The core work of Healthy Food for All is funded by the Department of Social Protection, HSE and safefood. Other organisations fund separate elements of our work plan. Crosscare currently houses Healthy Food for All, as well as provide administration, accounting and HR resources to help run the initiative.