IFAN initiated the StoryBank project through written testimony but plans have since developed and we're working to gather a collection of stories that can be heard. We hope to add stories, recorded in a variety of food aid settings, to our StoryBank page in the coming weeks.
IFAN was awarded funding by LUSH to develop a StoryBank documenting first-hand people's experiences of food poverty, food aid and living with food insecurity. It's estimated that more than 8.4 million people live with food insecurity in the UK but it's rare to hear the real voices of those affected by Britain's rapidly growing food poverty crisis.
If you would like to find out more about the project, please contact Sabine Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd also be really glad to hear from you if your food aid organisation would like to get involved.
The StoryBank will become an online resource for anyone wanting to find out more about food insecurity and the aim of the project is for as many food aid providers to be in involved in the gathering of testimony as possible.
As we collect our first stories we will be developing a tool kit involving guidance and release forms.
More details will be available soon.