The Fed Line Project supports community food projects and organisations for people in financial hardship/poverty through cooking.
The name 'The Fed Line Project' came about as a play on words for those who are on the 'bread line'. Our main purpose, as the name suggests, is quite simply to help people be have fed.
The Fed Line Project was born during lock down. The devastating and exacerbated effect Covid was having on families who simply could not afford to eat was painfully apparent. The necessity for food banks rose sharply as a result, and food banks were inundated.
Food banks and other similar services do an amazing job of helping in emergency situations and ensuring people are being fed. We wanted to learn more about how everything worked, so we visited some food banks.
A conversation came up with one food bank volunteer who said they'd come under criticism before because of the quality of food provided. She felt that fundamentally the point had been missed. With their support people were being fed. Crucially without that support in place many, many people would have gone hungry.
This got us thinking of ways we could perhaps help and play a supporting role. The ideas for cookery courses, the recipe cards and the Ingredients Tool Kits were the result.