The Southwark Food Action Alliance (SFAA) is an independent collective of local food providers and distributors, charities and community partners, residents, businesses, and public sector representatives, coming together to deliver a joined up holistic food systems approach in Southwark that increases food security and food equality, delivered in an environmentally sustainable manner.
The alliance was formed in 2018 as a direct response to an increase in demand for services tackling food insecurity, a need for a strategic approach and oversight, and an understanding that improved food security is linked to building more resilient communities with improved health outcomes.
SFAA and Southwark Council are currently developing their first Sustainable Food Strategy for the borough.
SFAA also supports the introduction of Worrying about Money - a 'cash first' leaflet for Southwark: https://ifanuk.org/southwark-cash-first-print
SFAA is working with Nourish Scotland, developing Southwark Dignity Champions - who will be trained to support people and organisations working in food insecurity (and beyond) in the Dignity Principles, to ensure that dignity is embedded in their approaches. More information on the Principles here: https://dignityinpractice.org/
SFAA maps affordable, low-cost and free food provision in the borough - this map is currently being updated: https://www.southwarkfoodactionalliance.co.uk/finding-food