King Charles III - the Big Issue of Food security

A cross posting from my Geography Teacher 2.0 blog. This has been on the go for over ten years now, as I started this when I re-entered the classroom after my time as a freelance geographer.

The latest issue of the Big Issue has King Charles on the cover. It is a picture taken by Rankin.

It marks the launch of the Coronation Food Project which he is behind.

“To mark my 75th birthday in this Coronation year, I could ask for no greater gift than that the Coronation Food Project creates a lasting legacy to help others – and help the planet.

Food need is as real and urgent a problem as food waste – and if a way could be found to bridge the gap between them, then it would address two problems in one.”

The Coronation Food Project aims to support the supply of 200 million meals for those experiencing food insecurity in the UK. Funded by the King Charles Charitable Fund.

You can get a copy for £4 (or more) from your local vendor.

There are three pillars to The Coronation Food Project:
  • Saving more surplus food.
  • Supercharging food distribution networks to ensure surplus produce can reach those who need it most, through the creation of several Coronation Food Hubs.
  • Delivering a flexible funding programme to support the wider sector and a consortium of pioneering food-rescue initiatives.

We will use this as a discussion context...