Pathways from poverty model

The pandemic and the cost of living situation has compounded the need for emergency food provision and a lot of local VCSE organisations are involved in this type of community support.

VAL has come across the Pathways From Poverty model (‘Pathways’), which involves placing specialist advice workers into community-led food projects to help resolve some of the wider issues that households are facing when they receive help with food.

This approach is gathering momentum across community food providers, including food banks and Affordable Food Clubs such as pantries and social supermarkets.

You can find out more about this model. As well as some considerations if you wish to pilot the model in your area by clicking here

If you are a local group providing food provision and want any help with developing your services, get in touch with VAL via it’s helpline to see how we can help.