Food Resilience

Building Food Resilience Toolkit is Now Available!

FoodWise is pleased to announce the Building Food Resilience Toolkit is now available to download!

The toolkit introduces the idea of ‘building food resilience’ and provides an overview of options available for people who require food access support. It also offers useful information and signposting advice to help organisations explore people’s longer-term food options and to deliver effective food aid provision.

The toolkit has been co-produced with food aid providers, building upon existing partnerships to ensure a city-wide approach to providing compassionate, practical help to support people who are experiencing food insecurity, to build resilience, so they are less likely to need food support in the future.

How to use:

The toolkit has been designed for use by frontline workers and volunteers to support them in delivering their service. It also contains useful information for organisations providing or looking to provide food aid provision.

The toolkit is divided into three sections:

  1. About food aid provision and resilience
  2. Signposting to servcies which can offer support
  3. Information for food aid providers

We have created two versions of the toolkit: a complete version and an abridged version, without the signposting details. Both are available to download.

We recommend printing off the signposting details so frontline workers and volunteers have easy access to the information about available services.

We hope you find this toolkit helpful and we encourage you to share it with your colleagues.

In the autumn, FoodWise will be hosting another webinar on ‘Building Food Resilience’ – we hope you’ll be able to attend and share your experiences of using the toolkit.

Building Food Resilience Toolkit

Building Food Resilince Toolkit Without Signposting Details


“Building Food Resilience” A Toolkit to Support Pathways to Independence

FoodWise is co-producing a ‘Building Food Resilience Toolkit‘ with local food aid providers to improve the quality, effectiveness, scale and impact of our work to tackle food insecurity in the city.

In March we held a workshop with food aid providers to gather their insight and experience of providing emergency food provision during the pandemic. In April we held a second workshop and heard from food aid providers and how they are transitioning their community food offer away from crisis support towards building food resilience and a more sustainable, longer-term offer including food pantries, clubs, recipe stations and more.

Both webinars are available below.

Webinar 1 March 18th This session provides an overview of food aid provision in Leeds and introduces the concepts of food resilience and food citizenship.

Webinar 2 April 21st In this webinar we hear from Food Power, Fareshare Yorkshire and Rethink Food. We also learn about specific projects including New Wortley Community Centre, Health for All, Family Action, BARCA, Inn Churches and Holbeck Together.